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 Sister Corita's Summer of Love 



‘Sister Corita’s Summer of Love’ is a remarkable journey through the life and work of US artist Corita Kent (1918–86). Kent is better known as Sister Corita, as she was a Roman Catholic nun who, from 1936 to 1968, lived, studied and taught at the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Los Angeles, where she also headed the art department between 1964 and 1968.

Sister Corita’s work is colourful, always touching and more often than not, humorous. It borrowed magpie-like from signs and slogans, popular song lyrics, billboards, product packaging and magazine advertising, transporting messages of joy, faith, love, the power of God, and protest against the political crises of the times, including the civil rights movement, the wars in Indo-China and South-East Asia, and the assassinations of America’s political leaders.


The Ian Potter Museum of Art
University of Melbourne
801 Swanston Street
Carlton VIC 3010

Contact details

03 8344 5148

Dates and times

03/01/2017 to 26/03/2017

Tue: 10am – 5pmWed: 10am – 5pmThu: 10am – 5pmFri: 10am – 5pmSat: noon – 5pmSun: noon – 5pm


This is a free event


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How to get there

Public Transport Victoria


All ages


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