Power Up: The Work of Sister Corita with Barbara Glauber

Monday, November 19, 2018, 6:30 - 8:30pm

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Corita Kent was the pop art nun. Combining headlines torn from magazine advertisements with handwritten song lyrics, poetry, and scripture, her vibrant silkscreen prints reflect her faith and the turbulent politics of the 1960s. Join us on the eve of what would have been her 100th birthday as we delve into her life and work, looking at some of the original source material, hearing more about her teaching, and seeing a wide range of her prolific output. 

As theologian and friend Harvey Cox noted, “She could pass her hands over the commonest of the everyday, the superficial, the oh-so-ordinary, and make it a vehicle of the luminous, the only, and the hope-filled. Get tickets here.

Barbara Glauber founded the design studio Heavy Meta in 1990. The studio focuses on projects for cultural institutions, collaborating with artists, curators, and editors to create monographs, interdisciplinary exhibitions, information graphics, and identities. Barbara has an MFA from CalArts and teaches design at Yale and Cooper Union. She designed the 2013 book Someday is Now: the Art of Corita Kent.

Located in the Frederick P. Rose Auditorium, at 41 Cooper Square (on Third Avenue between 6th and 7th Streets)

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.