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  • Corita Kent leading Mary’s Day Parade, 1964, Immaculate Heart College, Los Angeles.

    “Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent”

    The Tang Museum
    815 North Broadway Skidmore College
    January 19 - July 28

    Curated by Ian Berry and Michael Duncan

    Few could claim as many seemingly irreconcilable labels as Corita Kent: activist, commercially successful printmaker, teacher, Catholic nun. Sister Corita (as she was known) gave the practice of Pop art a distinctively religious and political spin, turning the visual language of advertising into eye-catching statements confronting racism, sexism, issues of faith, and the war in Vietnam. In this, the first major survey of Kent’s influential work, Berry and Duncan bring together more than two hundred items spanning her career (beginning in 1951), including serigraph prints, paintings, rarely seen ephemera, and videos of protests and public performances with her students. “Someday Is Now,” along with its extensive catalogue, will provide an opportunity to grasp this artist in all her complexity.