The Corcoran still has one more month before it closes its doors for its official transition into the merger with the National Gallery and the George Washington University, but some members of the museum community will be saying an early farewell. A Facebook event is advertising a "Farewell Hug to the Corcoran" on Saturday at 2 p.m., at which point dozens of patrons will join hands and envelop the building in an enormous group hug. They'll also wrap the hug throughout the inside of the building.
Some participants will also be performing eulogies for the museum, and sharing their best memories of their times at the institution. Many of the people who have RSVPed so far are affiliated with Save the Corcoran, a group that fought valiantly against the merger.
Admission to the Corcoran is free on Saturday -- and every day until it closes for renovations on Oct. 1.