Dialogue: A Conversation with Sister Corita's Students

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  • Thursday, March 10, 2016 from 5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.


Founders Hall, French Parlor, Room 154

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




Join us for a special dialogue in conjunction with the exhibition love is here to stay (and that's enough): Prints by Sister Corita Kent

Two of Sister Corita Kent's students, Susie Reneau and Sister Madaleva, will join in a lively conversation with Ray Smith, the director of the Corita Art Center in Los Angeles California.  The conversation will be moderated by Jeffrey Burns, director of USD's Francis G. Harpst Center for Catholic Thought and culture, and co-curator of the exhibition.

Sister Corita (b. Frances Elizabeth Kent) entered the Immaculate Heart of Mary convent of Hollywood in 1938, studied art at USC, and was a renowned teacher. Today she is considered one of the most important American Pop artists. Although she left the order in 1968, her work is most often associated with the Immaculate Heart of Mary community, the flourishing 1960s Los Angeles art scene, and protest art of the Civil Rights movement and Vietnam War. During her prolific career, Kent produced more than 700 prints, most often using text and bright colors to deliver messages that she intended to “oppose crass realism, crass materialism, with religious values or at least with real values.” The University Galleries exhibition includes work from all parts of Kent’s career, including many works from USD’s own collection, and includes archival materials that have never been exhibited publicly before. love is here to stay (and that's enough), an exhibition of more than 50 vibrant serigraphs, is the result of a multi-year collaboration between the Francis G. Harpst Center for Catholic Thought and Culture and University Galleries. The exhibition and accompanying scholarly catalogue have been curated and written by Jeffrey Mark Burns and Erin Sullivan Maynes.

This event is free and open to the public, reservations are not required. Seating is limited.

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