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Corita Kent: There Should Be New Rules Next Week

Corita Kent: There Should Be New Rules Next Week
Date 8 a.m. Monday, February 10, -
5 p.m. Sunday, March 29, 2020,
FeaturingCorita Kent
Location Olson Gallery - View maps and directions
Bethel University
3900 Bethel Dr St Paul MN 55112

Event Description

On view: February 10 - March 29, 2020

Lecture: Timothy Dulle On the Theology, Teaching and Activism of Sister Corita Kent
Thursday, March 26th at 6pm in the Eastlund Room, CLC Building, 2nd Level
Closing Reception following the lecture.

Corita Kent was an artist, educator, and advocate for social justice who worked primarily in serigraphy in the 1950s-70s. This exhibition features eight original Corita Kent serigraph prints, a reading space to contemplate Corita's famous "Rules, and a wall mural -inspired by Corita's work - designed and made by Bethel students in collaboration with their professors.

About the Artist:

Corita Kent (1918-1986) 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 '60s, 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. At the time of her death, she had created almost 800 serigraph editions, thousands of watercolors, and innumerable public and private commissions.

Questions?

Contact Gallery Director Michelle Westmark Wingard at 651.638.6527 or m-westmark@bethel.edu.


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