Exterior view of the Corcoran Gallery of Art and the Corcoran College of Art + Design during roof renovations. (Courtesy of the Corcoran Gallery of Art/COURTESY OF THE CORCORAN GALLERY OF ART)

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.

David Montgomery writes general features, profiles and arts stories for the Sunday Magazine and Style, including pieces on the Latino community and Latino arts.