Tomorrow and Friday, the Tang will be celebrating the life of activist, artist, and educator Corita Kent, whose work has been featured in the current Tang exhibition Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent.
Corita was a Sister of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, teaching at Immaculate Heart College’s Art Department from 1947 to 1968. She worked in printmaking and silkscreening for over three decades, with her art becoming gaining immense popularity in the 1960s and 70s, often directly commenting on the social and political turmoil of the era. Perhaps her most famous work is “Rainbow Swash,” a large-scale design painted on a 140-foot tall storage tank in Dorchester, Massachusetts.
Here’s the Skid Propaganda for the event tomorrow:
Corita Art Day brings together a group of experts on Corita’s art and life, including UCLA Hammer Museum Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs Cynthia Burlingham, Corita Art Center director Sasha Carrera, and Los Angeles-based independent curator and critic Michael Duncan. After a day of discussion and exploration of Corita’s work, the event will conclude with an evening of collaborative art-making that takes inspiration from projects Corita, her students, and the IHC Art Department created together.
No reservations are necessary and the event is free and open to the public.
Thursday March 21
- Gallery tour and Discussion, 12pm
- Discussion, 5:30pm
- Party, 7pm
Friday March 22
- Gallery Q&A, 10am