The Corcoran stays put

December 11, 2012

The Corcoran Gallery will remain a gallery, trustees say (Bill O’Leary/Post)

Six months after it indicated it might flee the District, the Corcoran Gallery of Art’s board of directors said Monday it has jettison any plans to leave its historic home on 17th Street NW. That, however, is not to say there’s a concrete plan in place to address the museum’s fiscal weaknesses and $130 million in needed renovations, the Post’s David Montgomery reports. Still, “the process of publicly exploring this idea has generated not only noise and indigestion, it has also generated an inflow of opportunities and information,” says board chairman Harry Hopper. Now, he added, “We’re comfortable that there are enough paths to stay in the building.” What are those paths? Talk of partnerships and mergers abound.

In other news:

Anita Bonds is your next D.C. Council member (PostWRC-TVLoose LipsExaminerWaTimes)

The woman killed on a Metrobus in Fairlawn was 20-year-old Selina Brown; her suspected murderer is said to have killed himself (PostWaTimesWTTG-TVWRC-TV)

Former OCFO internal affairs chief, who accused Jim Graham of wrongdoing in buried report, may appear before council on Friday (Examiner)

AP story on lottery contract prompts angry denial from Yvette Alexander, Twitter battle with Ron Moten (APD.C. WireLoose Lips@alanblinder)

People start freaking out about the taxi colors (WaTimesWRC-TVExaminerDCistGGW)

It’s committee-picking time for Phil Mendelson (D.C. Wire)

D.C. Council “would do well to start the new year with a resolve to give more than lip service to campaign finance reform” (Post editorial)

LivingSocial is no longer so jazzed about filling Doug Jemal’s next office building (WBJ)

Last piece of Skyland litigation is history (WBJHousing Complex)

Bohemian Caverns shut down by police after Saturday morning sexual assault (GOGBlog)

Better use for RFK parking lots: Lush parkland (DCist)

Carry-outs are urban survivors (GGW)

These dudes are opening a brewery in Ivy City (Young & Hungry)

Trinity president: Marion Barry owes Barbara Lang an apology (HuffPo)

Parking lot heiress: Marion Barry owes Barbara Lang an apology (WBJ)

Buy a Section 8 apartment building in Anacostia, put yourself through medical school! (UrbanTurf)

How smart pricing can solve neighborhood parking woes (GGW)

Sweet footage of the Redskins’ 1983 Super Bowl victory parade, featuring Marion Barry (CNN)

Mike DeBonis covers local politics and government for The Washington Post. He also writes a blog and a political analysis column that runs on Fridays.
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