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Opening Celebration: Corita Kent and the Language of Pop

Corita Kent, handle with care, 1967. Screenprint. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Margaret Fisher Fund, 2012.186. © Courtesy of the Corita Art Center, Immaculate Heart Community, Los Angeles.

Special Event M. Victor Leventritt Panel Discussion

Harvard Art Museums
32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

To celebrate the opening of the special exhibition Corita Kent and the Language of Pop, on view September 3, 2015 to January 3, 2016, the Harvard Art Museums will host a panel discussion to introduce the show’s primary themes. Jennifer L. Roberts, Harvard’s Elizabeth Cary Agassiz Professor of the Humanities, will discuss screenprinting and Kent’s reliance on reversal as a printmaking strategy; history of art and architecture graduate student Taylor Walsh will address Kent’s interactions with the pop art movement; and American studies graduate student Eva Payne will consider the influence of Vatican II on the artist. Exhibition organizer Susan Dackerman, the former Carl A. Weyerhaeuser Curator of Prints at the Harvard Art Museums, will moderate the discussion.

Before the 6pm talk, visitors will have an opportunity to view the exhibition, which opens to the public that day. Attendees are invited to return to the exhibition after the discussion, as well as to enjoy a reception in the Calderwood Courtyard.

Free admission; seating is first come, first served.

The panel discussion will be held in Menschel Hall, Lower Level.

Please access via the Broadway Entrance.

Support for this event is provided by the M. Victor Leventritt Fund, which was established through the generosity of the wife, children, and friends of the late M. Victor Leventritt, Harvard Class of 1935. The purpose of the fund is to present outstanding scholars of the history and theory of art to the Harvard and Greater Boston communities. 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.