Metro Weekly

Corcoran’s Save the Date: Wedding as Performance Art

Kathryn Cornelius will go through the motions of marrying — and divorcing — seven suitors, both men and women, over the course of the day on Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Accompanied by an ordained minister, the local performance artist won’t actually get legally hitched. The point is to make people think about how much pomp and circumstance marriage has become, with more focus on the ceremony and less on the commitment, often only permanent — “till death” — on paper. Of course, even if she weren’t going to marry at least one woman, she’s also offering commentary on marriage equality, and how so Saturday, Aug. 11, a new commitment every hour starting at 10 a.m. Corcoran Gallery, 500 17th St. NW. No admission fees on Saturdays in August. Call 202-639-1700 or visit

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