In March of 2001, The George Washington University Art Gallery opened
in the new Media & Public Affairs Building at 805 21st Street, NW.
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press release. On March 25, 2002, The University Art Gallery
was dedicated as "The Luther W. Brady Art Gallery."
Luther W. Brady, M.D. (BA '46, MD '48), one of the world's foremost
oncologists, is Hylda Cohn/American Cancer Society Professor of
Clinical Oncology and Professor of Radiation Oncology at MCP Hahnemann
Unversity School of Medicine in Philadelphia. His distinguished
reputation has been built on his teaching excellence and innovative
approaches to the treatment of cancer. He has received the American
Medical Association's Distinguished Service Award Gold Medal and
the 1999 Strittmatter Award, one of the most illustrious honors
given for high achievement in the field of medicine, granted by
the Philadelphia County Medical Society. He is one of the trustees
of the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health and a trustee
of the Research and Education Foundation of the Radiological Society
of North America, Inc.
In addition to his highly successful medical career, Dr. Brady's
involvement with the arts has been equally intense. He has been
chairman of the Philadelphia Museum of Art's executive committee
and is a member of its board of trustees. In 1996 that museum established
the Luther Brady Curatorship of Japanese Art. He has served on the
board of directors of the Opera Company of Philadelphia, the Opera
Company of New Mexico, the Santa Fe Opera Company as well as the
Settlement Music School and Curtis Institute of Music, both in Philadelphia.
In addition to his long list of honors, Dr. Brady is a member of
the George Washington University Society and has served as a distinguished
member of the University's Board of Trustees.
The Luther W. Brady Art Gallery, an educational gallery located
on the second floor of the new Media and Public Affairs Building,
is the professional showcase for art at GW. Six to eight exhibitions
are featured each year and include University-related shows and
Permanent Collection exhibitions; as well as shows of historical
and contemporary significance, often with a focus on the Washington
area. The gallery also administers the University's Permanent Collection,
which includes important paintings, sculptures, graphics, textiles,
ceramics, historic furnishings, and photographs. Through its varied
schedule of temporary exhibits and special events, the Luther W.
Brady Art Gallery contributes to the cultural life of Foggy Bottom.
The George Washington University, founded in 1821 and chartered
by an act of Congress of the United States of America, is located
in the heart of Washington, D.C. It is centered in the national
and international crossroads of the world and commits itself to
excellence in the creation, dissemination, and application of knowledge.
Though George Washington University is more than 175 years old,
it continues to generate creative energy, breaking down the boundaries
between disciplines, and the divide between academia and the world
The Luther W. Brady Art Gallery is located in the Media and Public
Affairs Building, 2nd Floor, 805 21st Street, NW. The Gallery is
located on the corner of 21st and H Streets NW. Take the metro to
the Foggy Bottom/GWU Station and walk three blocks east on I Street.
Turn right onto 21st Street and the Media and Public Affairs Building
is located on the corner of 21st and H Streets, NW. The Luther W.
Brady Art Gallery is located on the second floor. The building and
Gallery are handicapped accessible.
The Luther W. Brady Art Gallery is open Tuesday through Friday,
10am to 5pm. Closed Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. Please call to
obtain special extended hours which are coordinated in conjunction
with selected events held in the Media and Public Affairs Building,
The Luther W. Brady Art Gallery is free and open to the public.
Lenore D. Miller, Director, University Art Galleries, and Chief Curator
Olivia Kohler, Assistant Director
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