Sunday, April 11, 2010

Sister Corita's Art | Michigan


For nearly three decades, Sister Mary Corita [Corita Kent] —a Catholic nun and teacher devoted her life to creating cutting-edge serigraphs. In 1946, a decade after joining the Order of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Sister Corita began teaching art at Immaculate Heart College and by 1952 she had exhibited her first screenprint. The exhibition at the University of Michigan Museum of Art is comprised of 44 prints that illustrate Sister Corita’s signature work beginning in the 1960s, which broke free from the more traditionally religious or Biblical imagery to works that encompassed a wider concept of spirituality. The exhibition runs June 19 through August 15, 2010. [link]