Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent
Closing April 19, 2015
This is the first full-scale survey covering more than 30 years of work by American
artist Corita Kent (1918–1986). In her rich and varied career, she was a designer,
teacher, feminist, and activist for civil rights and anti-war causes. Her thousands of
posters, murals, and signature serigraphs reflect a combined passion for faith and
politics. Kent became one of the most popular graphic artists of the 1960s and
1970s, and her images remain iconic symbols that address the larger questions and
concerns of that turbulent time and continue to influence many artists today.
Pearlstein, Warhol, Cantor: From Pittsburgh to New York
May 30 – September 6, 2015
This exhibition explores the work of Philip Pearlstein, Dorothy Cantor, and Andy Warhol as students in Pittsburgh at Carnegie Tech (now Carnegie Mellon University), and as aspiring artists in New York City. This early period was one of close association between Warhol and Pearlstein as they were fellow students, roommates in New York, and eager artists working in commercial illustration. Cantor, one year younger, was equally looking to pursue her work, but abandoned her practice when she started a family with Pearlstein. This exhibition is the first to study this important period for the three artists. The exhibition also features Pearlstein’s most-recent paintings—a brand new series that has never before been exhibited. Exposures Through June 28, 2015 For the second installment of Exposures, The Warhol presents Pittsburgh-based artist Cecilia Ebitz’s Good Intentions, an installation inspired by the work and
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One of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh Upcoming Public Programs at The Andy Warhol Museum…Page 2 -moreteachings of artist Corita Kent. With existing work I Wanna be free (2011), and two new works, Try Trusting it for awhile and Joyous Revolution, Ebitz uses Kent’s teachings to shape her practice while maintaining her aesthetic. Using a playful palette bright with the colors of childhood and ordinary objects and materials, Ebitz reminds the viewer of the beauty and poetry in the everyday. The exhibition’s accompanying selection of artist-designed objects available in The Warhol Store feature ceramics by Brooklyn-based Cassie Griffin, lamps by Pittsburgh artist Ron Copeland, and tin works by Pittsburgh-based Workerbird..