Arts and Theatre

The Cool School at the Corcoran

The Cool SchoolIn his acclaimed documentary film, The Cool School, director Morgan Neville weaves together the story of how the Ferus Gallery built an art scene from scratch and forever changed the cultural climate of the West Coast. Following the screening, audience members are invited to view Robert Irwin’s work, Gypsy Switch, on view now.

Background: From 1957 to 1966, the Ferus Gallery was the catalyst of modern art in Los Angeles, shaping the art scene from a loose band of idealistic beatniks into a vibrant community of brilliant artists, including Ed Kienholz, Craig Kauffman, Wallace Berman, and Robert Irwin, among others. The Ferus also played a pivotal role in launching the careers of art world luminaries such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and Jasper Johns

Thursday, February 3 at 6:30 p.m. $12.

Corcoran
500 17th St. NW
Washington, DC
http://www.corcoran.org

Image Credits:
Photo courtesy of Arthouse Films.

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