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Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 07/01/2011

Free Saturdays at the Corcoran Gallery of Art though September 3

Installation view of Chris Martin: Painting Big, 2011. Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Martin’s work will be on view through October 23, 2011. (Photo by Denny Henry)
Everyone who attends the Corcoran on Saturday through Sept. 3 will be subjected to a new admission fee: $0. The Corcoran Gallery of Art is allowing free admission for patrons on Saturdays this summer, and will hold interactive events for participants to enjoy, including Chalk Drawings, a Highlights Tour of both the temporary exhibitions and the permanent collection, and live model sketching. Other special programs include Take Your Painting on a Walk Day on Jul. 9; creating a Edible Color Wheel (ages 4-12) on Aug. 6 and a Photo Safari on Aug. 13. The Corcoran is located at 500 17th Street NW and is open 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturdays. Some events require registration and a fee; visit to find out more information.

By Erin Williams  |  01:56 PM ET, 07/01/2011

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