Opened in 1890, the Corcoran was DC's first art museum. It closed in 2014, with its genre-spanning collection going to the National Gallery of Art, George Washington University and other institutions. George Washington University took over the landmark building and its art school, and the historic beaux-arts building is undergoing an $80-million renovation, due for completion in XXX 20XX.
When it reopens, the National Gallery of Art will use galleries on the 2nd floor for exhibitions, while the Luther W Brady Art Gallery on the 1st floor will showcase temporary exhibits by renowned artists. It will also host performances throughout the year.