Corita Art Center, Immaculate Heart Community

Contact Information

"We are each other's sources" corita kent quote
Address
5515 Franklin Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90028
Hours
Contact
olivian@corita.org
132-345-04650
Website

34.106195, -118.3106706

Access and Management

Access

Available to the public?
Yes
Available to outside researchers?
Yes
Reservations required?
Yes
Onsite technology available
No
Repository
No

Management

Archive / Collection information

The Corita Art Center currently houses a substantial collection of archival materials (photographs, slides, correspondence, press clippings, exhibition materials, and various ephemera) related to the artist, educator, and social justice advocate, Corita Kent. While Kent was born in Fort Dodge, IA and died in Boston, MA, she spent the majority of her life and formative artistic years in Los Angeles, where she was a teacher and head of the art department at Immaculate Heart College (1947-1968). Many of our materials date to this period, and the majority of our archives reflects a diverse community of LA-based teachers, students, and artists during a socially and politically charged moment in American history.

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