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Films That Go Pop: Screening the Screenprint

Katy Martin, Still from Silkscreens, 1978.


Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street
Cambridge MA

Corita Kent believed that film was the most important medium of her generation. Throughout the 1960s, she attended movies, showed films in her art classes, and followed the filmic careers of her contemporaries.

Join us for a film series related to our special exhibition Corita Kent and the Language of Pop, on view through January 3, 2016.

This first installment showcases films that document the very different screenprinting practices of Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, and Kent:

Thomas Conrad, Alleluia (1967; 23 min.)
Marie Menken, Andy Warhol (1965; 22 min.)
Katy Martin, Silkscreens (1978; 20 min.)

Other screenings in the series are Salvation at the Supermarket, on November 15, featuring films related to the presentation and consumption of food, a prevalent theme in pop art of the 1960s; and Television Assassination—Politics and Protest, on December 6, which will show films that embody the political activism of Kent’s time.

The event will be held in Menschel Hall, Lower Level.

Free admission

Corita Kent and the Language of Pop is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts and major corporate support from National Grid.

Support for this program is also provided by the Richard L. Menschel Endowment Fund. Modern and contemporary art programs at the Harvard Art Museums are made possible in part by generous support from the Emily Rauh Pulitzer and Joseph Pulitzer, Jr., Fund for Modern and Contemporary Art.