University of Michigan Museum of Art hosts traveling exhibition of prints from Corita KentBy AP
Monday, June 21, 2010
U. of Mich. art museum hosts Corita Kent prints
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The University of Michigan Museum of Art is hosting an exhibition of prints from artist Corita Kent, whose works include the “Love” stamp that she designed for the U.S. Postal Service.
The traveling exhibit “Sister Corita: The Joyous Revolutionary” has just opened and runs through Aug. 15 at the museum in Ann Arbor. The exhibit includes 44 prints, from early religious pieces to the popular stamp.
She was born Frances Kent in Fort Dodge, Iowa, was educated in Los Angeles and joined the sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1936, taking the name Sister Mary Corita. She left the order of nuns in 1968 and moved to Boston.
She died in 1986.
The exhibit is from Mid-America Arts Alliance’s ExhibitsUSA division and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Corita Art Center: www.corita.org
University of Michigan Museum of Art: www.umma.umich.edu
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