Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Claims of retaliation for faculty dissent at Corcoran Gallery of Art

Los Angeles Times
August 11th, 2014

It seems that the controversial breakup of the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design just got vindictive.
On Thursday, Peggy Loar, the Corcoran’s interim director and president, terminated an instructor who opposes the controversial takeover of the Washington, D.C., museum and school, which is currently under review in Superior Court. Petty retaliation and the squelching of dissent are the troubling perceptions created by the move.
Jayme McLellan, an adjunct instructor at the Corcoran who taught a class in professional practices for artists between 2009 and 2012, was set to do so again starting Sept. 8. The chair of the school’s fine art department had hired her and enthusiastic emails from the school confirmed the position.
The class listing was posted, student enrollment had filled to capacity and faculty orientation materials were sent to McLellan. Last Monday an email arrived to double-check whether her contract had been received.

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