2013 Alfred Z. Solomon Residency: Corita Art Day

A series of focused public dialogues with visiting artists about their artwork on display in the Tang Collection exhibition Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent.

About Someday is Now

Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent is the first full-scale survey of more than thirty years of work by artist and designer Corita Kent (1918–1986). A teacher at Immaculate Heart College in Los Angeles and a civil rights, feminist, and anti-war activist, Corita, as she is commonly referred to, was one of the most popular American graphic artists of the 1960s and ’70s. Throughout her rich and varied career, she made thousands of posters, murals, and signature serigraphs that combine her passions for faith and politics. Reflecting larger questions and concerns of the 1960s, her images remain iconic symbols of that turbulent time. Corita’s earnest, collaborative approach to art-making — combining faith, politics, and teaching with messages of acceptance and hope — continues to be a potent influence for many artists working today.

2013 Solomon Residency Schedule of Events

Thursday, March 21, 2013

  • Gallery Tour and Discussion - 12-1:30 pm
    Tour and discussion with: Tang Dayton Director Ian Berry; UCLA Hammer Museum Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs Cynthia Burlingham; Corita Art Center Director Sasha Carrera; and independent curator and critic Michael Duncan

  • Panel Discussion - 5:30 pm
    A discussion with a panel of Panel Corita experts

  • An Evening of Art Making - 7:00 - 10 pm
    An evening of Corita-inspired, collaborative art projects with live music, films, and more

Friday, March 22, 2013

  • Q&A - 10 am
    Q&A in the gallery with panelists: Ian Berry, Cynthia Burlingham, Sasha Carrera, and Michael Duncan
Pattern by Fiona McLaughlin ’20

Inspired by the exhibition:

Opener 28
Erika Verzutti: Mineral
The Tang Pattern Project began in 2017 with research on cultural institutions’ branding by Design Intern Mallika Acharya ’18. It progressed into a collaboration organized by Head of Design Jean Tschanz-Egger with past and current Tang Design Interns to propose a Tang Museum branding refresh. Their new patterns draw inspiration from the Museum’s exhibition history.