Sister Mary Corita (Kent)

Corita Kent was an artist, educator, and advocate for social justice. She entered the religious order Immaculate Heart of Mary at the age of eighteen, eventually teaching in and then leading the art department at Immaculate Heart College. Her work evolved from figurative and religious to incorporating advertising images and slogans, popular song lyrics, biblical verses, and literature. Throughout the 1960s, her work became increasingly political, urging viewers to consider poverty, racism, and injustice.

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