Flagg Building



500 17th Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20006

The Corcoran name has long been synonymous with innovation and education in the arts, since the founding of the Corcoran Gallery of Art in 1869 and its affiliated school in 1878. GW is proud to join in preserving and growing the Corcoran legacy through a historic agreement with the gallery and the school in 2014, in partnership with the National Gallery of Art. With the transition, the renamed Corcoran School of the Arts and Design maintains its distinct identity within GW’s Columbian College of Arts and Sciences. The Flagg Building at 17th Street continues to be the primary home for Corcoran School students.

Visit the Corcoran School website for a list of available spaces. 


Event, Meeting & Study Space

    • Reserved by the Corcoran School community 
    • Due to ongoing renovations, at this time, the Flagg Building is not available for external rentals
    Art Exhibit with guest mingling in the Flagg Building



    Panel of speakers in the Hammer Auditorium



    Flagg Building Atrium banquet rounds plated with large green flowers on the table



    Aerial View of Wedding Guest Seated in Atrium



    Hammer Auditorium with piano on stage



    Flagg Building stairs with Bride and Groom at wedding ceremony



    Guest looking at art display in the Flagg Building



    Flagg Building with pink and white flowers on banquet rounds set for an event