The Corcoran Gallery of Art / Corcoran College of Art and Design, is the largest privately supported art institution in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1867 “for the purpose of encouraging American Genius,” the Corcoran houses a prestigious art school and an extensive collection of 18th, 19th, and 20th century American art. The permanent collection represents some of the most significant American artists such as Andy Warhol as well as works by Monet, Picasso and Rembrandt.
Early in the life of this world class facility, the property engineers found evidence of water leak in the copper pipe supply lines servicing the building. In