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Pedestrians and visitors are seen at the entrance of the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, Thursday, May 15, 2014. Washington’s oldest private art museum located near to the White House will have a very different future. Plans are now finalized for the long-struggling Corcoran Gallery of Art to be taken over by George Washington University and the National Gallery of Art. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)

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Pedestrians pass the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, Thursday, May 15, 2014. Washington’s oldest private art museum located near to the White House will have a very different future. Plans are now finalized for the long-struggling Corcoran Gallery of Art to be taken over by George Washington University and the National Gallery of Art. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)

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Eileen McCrory, who visiting from England, walks toward the entrance of the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, Thursday, May 15, 2014. Washington’s oldest private art museum located near the White House will have a very different future. Plans are now finalized for the long-struggling Corcoran Gallery of Art to be taken over by George Washington University and the National Gallery of Art. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)

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Seven marriages in one night? That’s what you’ll get if you see Kathryn Cornelius perform at the Corcoran Gallery of Art.

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Interior image of the Corcoran Gallery of Art on Thursday, July 5, 2012, in Washington D.C. (Raymond Thompson/The Washington Times)

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Interior image of the Corcoran Gallery of Art on Thursday, July 5, 2012, in Washington D.C. (Raymond Thompson/The Washington Times)

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The Corcoran Gallery of Art can display only about 3 percent of its collection at any one time, and its College of Art and Design needs room for more students. Thus the cash-strapped board of the 115-year-old gallery is pondering whether to move, and, if so, where. As of Thursday, no decision has come forth. (Raymond Thompson/The Washington Times)

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Private art collections such as the Corcoran Gallery of Art would have to pay a 6 percent tax on ticket sales under the 2012 budget proposal submitted by D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray. (Associated Press)