Petition Urges Corcoran Leaders to Reconsider Building Sale

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The New York Times reports that the opponents of a plan to sell the Corcoran Gallery’s home in Washington, D.C., have collected the signatures of 3,200 people asking the museum’s board to reconsider the recent decision to sell the space.

The signatures were collected by the nonprofit Save the Corcoran Coalition. More from The Times:

Jayme McLellan, an adjunct faculty member at the Corcoran College of Art + Design and a member of the coalition, criticized the absence of Corcoran leaders and trustees during two community meetings this summer. “The strength of any cultural institution is in the community that supports it,” she said, “We ask that decision makers are present and participate at the next community meeting, taking place Aug. 23 at the Corcoran.”