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The Corcoran Gallery Of Art was a museum in Washington, DC. Founded in 1869, the Corcoran was the oldest non-federally funded museum in the nation's capital. It grew over the 20th century to have an impressive collection which included works from Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet, Willem de Kooning, Joan Mitchell, and more. However, in 1989, some trustees of the museum, namely Representative Dick Armey and Senator Jesse Helms, objected to Robert Mapelthorpe's career-spanning The Perfect Moment due to its content. This move was so controversial that the museum was protested publicly and wealthy donors revoked their gifts. The museum would eventually close, with the Mapelthorpe show being the catalyst for it all. The collection was donated to the National Gallery Of Art. This vintage Corcoran Gallery shirt, nicely worn and faded, features an illustration of the lion that graces the entryway, a copy of the original by Antonio Canova from Rome.
Dimensions: 20.50" Wide by 28" Long
Tag Size: L
Country of Origin: Made in USA