Corita Kent's 100th Birthday
Gutman Library First Floor Exhibition Space
13 Appian Way
Fri., Nov. 9, 2018
Corita Kent was an artist, educator, and advocate for social justice. At age 18 she entered the religious order Immaculate Heart of Mary, eventually teaching in and then heading up the art department at Immaculate Heart College. Her work evolved from figurative and religious to incorporating advertising images and slogans, popular song lyrics, biblical verses, and literature. Throughout the 1960s, her work became increasingly political, urging viewers to consider poverty, racism, and injustice. In 1968 she left the order and moved to Boston. After 1970, her work evolved into a sparser, introspective style, influenced by living in a new environment, a secular life, and her battles with cancer. She remained active in social causes until her death in 1986. Private collectors and various institutions around the world hold Corita’s work, including Gutman Library.
On view through November.
Gazette Classification: Art/Design, Exhibitions, Humanities
More info: corita.org