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Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent

by The Staff on January 17, 2013 · 1 comment


This is one of those big, all-encompassing exhibits that the Tang Teaching Museum and Gallery does so well. Beginning this weekend, the Tang will host a “comprehensive” show of more than 200 prints, drawings, paintings, photos and videos by the late, L.A.-based teacher-artist Corita Kent.

She was a nun (“Sister Corita”) until 1968, and the gallery notes explain that Kent created “some of the best pop art of her era, with rule-breaking mash-ups of text from scripture, philosophers and poets, folk and rock lyrics, advertising slogans and street signs—ingenious amalgams of faith and politics, popular culture and fine art, pain and hope.”

Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent opens Saturday (Jan. 19) and will be on view through July 28 at the Tang Teaching Museum and Gallery (Skidmore College, 815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs). The opening reception will be held on Jan. 26 from 6 to 7:30 PM. Other upcoming events related to the exhibit are a panel discussion on “Corita Kent and the ’60s” followed by a Corita Art Party (March 21, 5:30 and 7 PM); and a Noon Curator’s Tour on March 26. For more info, call 580-8080.

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