Kickoff at the Corcoran

Students at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design "Spiked" exhibit


Mix and mingle with special guests, faculty and classmates at a special kickoff to the school year hosted at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design.

Enjoy a private viewing of “SPIKED,” featuring the controversial cartoons that got Rob Rogers fired from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Fill your plate with a ridiculously delicious mac-n-cheese bar, envious selection of sliders and a dazzling variety of desserts.

Prior to the reception, join us for a brief welcome from SMPA director Frank Sesno. 

He’ll raise the curtain on what promises to be a special year in Washingon and introduce the new SMPA fellows:

  • a chief Washington correspondent,
  • a former deputy White House press secretary,
  • an Emmy award-winning TV news producer
  • and a high-ranking American diplomat.

This will be a special evening of wine, cheese, free expression and the freedom of the press. 

We hope to see you there!

This event is only open to SMPA majors, faculty staff and invited guests