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Painting has been in crisis for years, embattled by installation, performance, and multimedia art, as well as photography and sculpture—but you’d never know it in D.C. Aptly, the Corcoran Biennial is still a painting show. Curatorial claptrapper Terrie Sultan trots out Washington Color School warhorse Sam Gilliam for a panel discussion of “Painting Outside Painting.” Four out-of-towners will also attempt to explain how “their work seeks to construct a new artistic language.” Well, at least they see a need for one. At 1 p.m. at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, 17th & New York Ave. NW. FREE. (202) 347-3211. (Glenn Dixon)

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