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Inge Druckrey + Sister Corita Kent on Film

Sister Mary Corita Kent in the studio.

On Friday, April 4th, the Department of Graphic Design at Yale University will be showing Teaching to See and Learning by Heart, two short films on the work and teaching of Inge Druckrey and Sister Corita Kent. A discussion with Inge Druckrey and Barbara Glauber, moderated by Pamela Hovland will follow.

Inge Druckrey is a designer and educator. She is one of the first people who brought the Swiss school of design to the United States and has been teaching for over 40 years. Teaching to See is a documentary film by Andrei Severny focusing on Inge’s approach to design and education. The film was produced by Edward Tufte.

Corita Kent, aka Sister Mary Corita Kent, (1918-1986) was an artist, educator and active member of the Roman Catholic order of Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Los Angeles. During the upheavals of the 1960s and 1970s, she created several hundred posters, book covers and murals, often combining popular culture and spiritual texts in her work. She worked almost exclusively with silkscreen as a medium for her socially-engaged art making. Her work is held by a variety of well known institutions and private collectors including The Whitney, Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

It's free! 7:00 pm in The Design Atrium at 1156 Chapel Street, New Haven, Connecticut. More informtion here.

Inge Druckrey in a still from the film Teaching to See.

Posted in: Arts + Culture, Graphic Design, History, Media

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This was a very inspiring event, thanks for sharing.


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