Corcoran’s “Ultimate Urban Safari”

July 19, 2014 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Corcoran Gallery of Art
500 17th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20006

WHAT: With the heat, humidity, and influx of tourists and visiting interns, navigating D.C.’s concrete jungle during the summer months can be a daunting task. On Saturday, July 19, let the Corcoran serve as your tour guide and join us for the Ultimate Urban Safari! Perfect for families and kids of all ages, this wild summer day will be dedicated to the animal kingdom. Discover and be inspired by creatures big and small through workshop activities and book readings. Participants will also have the chance to get involved and make a lasting difference by volunteering in an animal welfare community service project that day. All ages welcome!

The Ultimate Urban Safari is inspired by the Corcoran’s summer exhibition, American Metal: The Art of Albert Paley. American Metal, on view June 28-September 28, is a retrospective survey of Albert Paley, one of the world’s most distinguished metalsmiths. Over his innovative 50-year career, Paley has often taken inspiration from animals and nature, perhaps most notably for his 2006 portal gates for the St. Louis Zoo, Animals Always.

July 19 is also opening day for Mark Tribe: Plein Air, an exhibition that explores the aesthetic of landscape photography through the virtual lens of computer simulation. The images alter our perceptions, presenting landscapes from a “drone’s eye view,” a machinic perspective that is playing an increasingly important role in contemporary culture. Don’t miss your opportunity to view the exhibition for FREE on opening day!

WHEN: Saturday, July 19; 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

WHERE: Corcoran Gallery of Art

500 Seventeenth Street NW

Washington, D.C. 20006

ADMISSION: This event is free as part of the Corcoran’s Free Summer Saturdays promotion. No registration is required. More information about The Ultimate Urban Safari is available at To see a list of activities taking place during Free Summer Saturdays, visit


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