December 12, 2012
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Ending months of speculation, Washington D.C.’s Corcoran Gallery of Art will not put up a “For Sale” sign. On Monday, the Museum announced it would remain in its historic 19th century home. That sends a nail through the coffin of a number of dramatic possibilities—moving to the Virginia suburbs had been tabled—raised in the name of salvaging the museum’s museum’s foundering finances. Nobody liked the idea. The Attorney General didn’t like it, preservationists didn’t like it, and the Corcoran College of Art and Design didn’t either.