The Alfred Z. Solomon Residency Fund was established by a bequest to Skidmore College in 2005. It supports short and long-term residencies at the Tang Teaching Museum in collaboration with Art History and Art departments to bring notable scholars, artists, and critics to classrooms, studios, and the museum. The residencies address a wide range of issues in the visual arts and feature a variety of opportunities for both formal and informal interaction.
About Someday is Now
Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent is the first full-scale survey of more than thirty years of work by artist and designer Corita Kent (1918–1986). A teacher at Immaculate Heart College in Los Angeles and a civil rights, feminist, and anti-war activist, Corita, as she is commonly referred to, was one of the most popular American graphic artists of the 1960s and ’70s. Throughout her rich and varied career, she made thousands of posters, murals, and signature serigraphs that combine her passions for faith and politics. Reflecting larger questions and concerns of the 1960s, her images remain iconic symbols of that turbulent time. Corita’s earnest, collaborative approach to art-making — combining faith, politics, and teaching with messages of acceptance and hope — continues to be a potent influence for many artists working today.
2013 Solomon Residency Schedule of Events
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