Corita Kent: Behind the Scenes


Wednesday, December 9, 2015, 7:00pm


Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave, Allston

Presented by: Harvard Ed Portal
Free and open to the public. Please RSVP through Evenbrite.

The Ed Portal welcomes Harvard PhD. candidate Eva Payne, who will give a talk on Corita Kent's work and on her experience curating Corita Kent-themed exhibitions at Radcliffe Institute's Schlesinger Library and at the Harvard Art Museums. The event will also feature the screening of a short film documenting Kent's process that was restored for the Harvard Art Museums’ exhibition. You’ll also have the chance to learn up close about the technique of silk screening with local silkscreen artist Dave Tree, whose work is connected to the themes and technique Corita Kent often explored.

Corita Kent’s bold pop art prints, including her work on the gas tank which can be seen off of I-93 in South Boston, broke down the divisions between sacred and secular and art and daily life. Her work demonstrates her passion for, and commitment to, social justice. Today her work can be seen on book covers, greeting cards, billboards, postage stamps, magazines and more.