Corita Kent: Power Up

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Corita Kent american sampler 1969 with permission of Corita Art Center, photograph by Arthur Evans

The UK’S biggest ever show of work by the pop artist, social activist and nun. 

Advertising slogans collide with religious texts in Corita Kent’s bright, bold and at times controversial screen prints. This vital voice of 1960s American pop art brings the sublime to bear on the everyday, using typography and graphic design to investigate modern life and challenge its afflictions – poverty, racism, and war.

Public protest and spiritual reflection found a shared language in Kent’s pioneering approach to art and education in Hollywood in the 1960s. The exhibition will offer a bold new perspective on a pivotal period in American art.

With thanks to Corita Art Center and Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft