2013 Alfred Z. Solomon Residency: Corita Art Day

Installation view, Someday Is Now: The Art of Corita Kent, Tang Teaching Museum, 2013

Join us for a day-long celebration of pioneering artist, activist, and educator Corita Kent, the subject of the current Tang exhibition Someday Is Now: The Art of Corita Kent. For over three decades, Corita, as she is commonly referred to, experimented in printmaking, producing a prodigious and groundbreaking body of work that combines faith, activism, and teaching with messages of acceptance and hope. While a Sister of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Corita taught at Immaculate Heart College’s Art Department in Los Angeles from 1947-1968. At IHC, she fostered a vibrant, collaborative arts community that championed everyday imagery and printmaking’s potential as a populist medium.

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.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

  • Gallery Tour and Discussion - 12-1:30 pm
    Tour and discussion with: Tang Dayton Director Ian Berry; UCLA Hammer Museum Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs Cynthia Burlingham; Corita Art Center Director Sasha Carrera; and independent curator and critic Michael Duncan

  • Panel Discussion - 5:30 pm
    A discussion with a panel of Panel Corita experts

  • An Evening of Art Making - 7:00 - 10 pm
    An evening of Corita-inspired, collaborative art projects with live music, films, and more

Friday, March 22, 2013

  • Q&A - 10 am
    Q&A in the gallery with panelists: Ian Berry, Cynthia Burlingham, Sasha Carrera, and Michael Duncan

Made possible by the Alfred Z. Solomon Residency Fund.

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