March 15, 2013

Regarding the March 10 editorial “The Corcoran’s outside voice”:

Selling some of the Corcoran’s art to create an endowment would undermine the place of art in our society. A source of inspiration to many young artists, art stands as a symbol of what we have and will always cherish. While the Corcoran museum educates us about our past, the accompanying school encourages visions of the future; it is a twin process that should not be compromised.

In nearing the conclusion of a year-long process of reinventing itself and creating a sustainable future by exploring collaborations with potential partners, the Corcoran is modeling a modern, holistic and comprehensive approach to deal with changing circumstances. Before brash action is taken, the Corcoran must be mindful of the kind of message it would send.

Anu Bhatia, McLean