Upcoming Exhibitions

Fairchild and Special Collections Galleries

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Sister Corita, "Power Up"

Power Up: Curating American Women Printmakers 

June 20 - October 14, 2022

The Booth Family Center for Special Collections and the Art and Museum Studies program are proud to host this exhibition of American women printmakers, drawn from the holdings of the Georgetown University Art Collection. The exhibition represents the culminating project of the spring 2022 semester seminar, "Curating American Women Printmakers," taught by Professor Lisa Strong and Booth art curators LuLen Walker and Christen Runge. The title of the exhibition, which evokes the feminist perspective of the seminar, is borrowed from a suite of four screenprints by Corita (once known as Sister Mary Corita Kent), an inspiring figure whose colorful graphics addressed social justice concerns of mid-20th century counterculture. Other featured artists include Elizabeth Catlett, Judy Chicago, Louise Nevelson and June Wayne.

Power Up presents close to fifty works and is organized into four thematic units:  women’s representations of women; politics and identity; printmaking schools and collectives; and the techniques of printmaking. We are excited to share this pedagogical collaboration and to reveal several little-known artists, many of whom struggled for success in a male dominated field. In the process we will show how these visionary women pushed the boundaries of their artform both technically and expressively, and paved the way for successive generations.

Image: Corita, Power Up. Screenprint/serigraph on Pellon, 1965.

 

Kerbs Exhibit Area

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The Sound of Things Falling

The Marino Family International Writer's Workshop 2022: The Sound of Things Falling

August 15 - September 15, 2022

A companion exhibition to the Marino Workshop, which this year features Juan Gabriel Vasquéz' The Sound of Things Falling.