It seems a deal is going down between the struggling Corcoran Gallery of Art and the University of Maryland.
Catherine Armour, provost at the related Corcoran College of Art and Design, e-mailed faculty and staff at the college Wednesday afternoon, inviting them to a Monday meeting with Mary Ann Rankin, senior vice president and provost of U-Md., which is in College Park.
“She will be here to learn more about you and the Corcoran, answer your questions, and have a discussion about the process of developing an academic partnership,” Armour wrote. “This discussion is an opportunity for both institutions to get acquainted.”
Armour added: “The board of trustees is moving towards making a decision about the future of the institution.”
The Corcoran’s board was meeting Wednesday afternoon in an undisclosed location, where votes could be taken about the Corcoran’s future.