Washington’s Corcoran museum seeks lifeline, sale an option

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Corcoran Gallery, Washington’s oldest art museum, would seem to have an unbeatable combination with its top collection, a landmark building and tourist-friendly site near the White House. But behind its Beaux Arts facade, which houses works from a 17,000-piece collection that include artists Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper, John Singer Sargent, Eugene Delacroix, Claude Monet and Willem de Kooning, the Corcoran’s board of trustees is looking for a lifeline after years of losing money. …

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