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Corita Kent

Corita

During the 1960s, a time of great social change and unrest in America, Sister Mary Corita Kent (1918-1986) taught challenging art classes that emphasised the importance of love, creativity and community. She also made hundreds of screen prints to communicate her message as widely as possible. The posters combined simple imagery and text in bold colours, often taken directly from existing graphics, as a way to ‘invigorate and inspire all people who have to live with the onslaught of advertising’. Her prints included quotes from diverse sources, including Ralph Waldo Emerson, Albert Camus, ee cummings, The Beatles, and The Bible.

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Upcoming Exhibitions

The Artist’s Eye
Éireann and I

Acknowledging the crucial role artists play in influencing and shaping other artistic practices, ‘The Artist’s Eye’ series asks those exhibiting in Gallery 1 to invite an artist of influence to present work in Gallery 2. In this instalment, Alice Rekab has invited Éireann and I, an archive of Black life for Black migrants in Ireland. […]

Alice Rekab
Family Lines

The Douglas Hyde is delighted to present a commissioned solo exhibition by artist Alice Rekab. In their work Rekab explores embedded personal and cultural narratives; the stories that we tell and the stories that we are told about ourselves. This work emerges from their own mixed-race Irish identity, their family history, experiences of growing up, […]

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