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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2008.150
People
Corita Kent (Sister Mary Corita), American (Fort Dodge, Iowa 1918 - 1986 Boston, Massachusetts)
Title
morning
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
1966
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/328944
Physical Descriptions
Technique
Screen print
Dimensions
45.72 x 76.2 cm (18 x 30 in.)
frame (framed with 2008.151): 86.7 x 114.6 x 4.1 cm (34 1/8 x 45 1/8 x 1 5/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: l.r.: Sister Mary Corita
  • (not assigned): Printed text reads: [tu]r[n] [tu]rn / turn / Morning Sometimes we go on a search and we do not know what we are looking for, until we come again to our beginning In the beginning (in the beginning of time to say the least) there were the compasses: whirling in void their feet traced out beginnings and endings, beginning and end in a single line. Wisdom danced also in circles for these were her kingdom: the sun spun, worlds whirled, the seasons came round, and all things went their rounds: but in the beginning, beginning and end were in one. And in the beginning was love. Love made a sphere: all things grew within it; the sphere then encompassed beginnings and endings, beginning and end. Love had a compass whose whirling dance traced out a sphere of love in the void: in the center thereof rose a fountain. Fields were set for the circus, stars for shows before ever elephant lumbered or tent rose. Robert Lax
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
Corita Art Center Cat. #66-24
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Margaret Fisher Fund
Copyright
© Courtesy of the Corita Art Center, Immaculate Heart Community, Los Angeles / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Accession Year
2008
Object Number
2008.150
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Susan Dackerman, ed., Corita Kent and the Language of Pop, exh. cat., Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2015), pp. 90-91, cat. 16, ill. (color)

Exhibition History

Corita Kent and the Language of Pop, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 09/03/2015 - 01/03/2016

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