Sunday, April 03, 2016

"Messages That People Want to Hear, That They Crave"

"Her work gained nationwide attention, and in 1967 she graced the cover of Newsweek, with the headline 'The Nun: Going Modern.'
"But perhaps she was TOO modern. According to Ray Smith, the director of the Corita Art Center, an archive of Kent's work in California, 'the archdiocese did not like her work. 'No, they were not friends,' she said. 'They really wanted the nuns to be cloistered, and do the service they were supposed to do, and to be good women nuns.'
"Under pressure, Kent eventually left the order. In 1968 she moved east to Cape Cod, focusing on her art."

Faith Salie on CBS Sunday Morning discusses artist Corita Kent.

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