Sister Corita’s Immaculate Art

In the 1960s, a nun in California decided to make contemporary art — and managed to serve both the Vatican and the anti–Vietnam War movement in the process.

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Medieval imagery and pop art may seem an unlikely combination, but they merged into a new form of iconography in the work of American artist and educator Corita Kent, also known as Sister Mary Corita. Born in Fort Dodge, Iowa, in 1918, Corita entered the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1936 and […]

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