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When Was the Last Time You Saw a Miracle? Prints by Corita Kent

EXHIBITION: August 16 - October 21, 2022
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Text with multi-colors that reads "when was the last time you saw a miracle?"

Corita Kent, green up, 1966, serigraph, 30 x 36 inches. Photo credit: Northeast Document Conservation Center.

When Was the Last Time You Saw a Miracle? Prints by Corita Kent
August 16 - October 21

Shaped by her experiences as an artist, teacher, and Catholic nun, Corita Kent used her art to bring people together and ignite social change. Her screenprints position words in innovative ways to awaken her viewers to new ideas. In this selection of prints from the 1950s and 1960s, which are drawn from the Museum’s permanent collection, Kent combines vivid color with quotations, everyday slogans, and biblical scripture to create inspirational messages of hope and harmony for humankind.

Text that is printed in blue and orange with yellow stars around

Corita Kent, stars, 1967, serigraph, 30 x 36 inches. Photo credit: Northeast Document Conservation Center.

IMAGE TEXT: "that's what's needed don't you see? that! nothing else matters half so much. to reassure one another. to answer each other. Perhaps only you can listen to me and not laugh. Everyone has, inside himself...what shall I call it? A piece of good news! Everyone is...a very great, very important character! Yes, that's what's we have to tell them up there! Every man must be persuaded--even if he's in rags--that he's immensely, immensely important! Everyone must respect him; and make him respect himself too. They must listen to him attentively. Don't stand on top of him, don't stand in his light. But look at him with deference. Give him great, great hopes he needs them...especially if he's young. Spoil him! Yes, make him grow proud!
Ugo Betti"

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