Artist Mel Chin to join Corcoran School

Mel Chin
Mel Chin describes the origins and motivations behind the nationwide art project "Paydirt"
July 27, 2016


New This Fall

Artist Mel Chin will be joining the Corcoran School as the inaugural Visiting Professor of Community Engagement. As a passionate creative practitioner who is dedicated to addressing some of the most pressing issues of our time, Chin has insinuated art into unlikely places, including destroyed homes, toxic landfills and even popular television, to investigate how art can provoke greater social awareness and responsibility.

Chin's field seminar, “Art Outside the Gallery,” will explore expanded practices in public art with a special focus on issues connected to the Washington, D.C., area, while “Studio Visits"  will facilitate an ongoing critical discourse about students’ creative work through regular studio visits with the instructor, as well as one-time visits by international, national and regional artists.

To explore this and other course options for the Fall 2016 semester, click here!