Art department rules that work for any department

Sister Corita Kent was an American Catholic nun, artist, and educator who lived and worked in Los Angeles and Boston in the 1960s and 1970s.

Her work, which expressed a whole lot of messages of love and peace, helped to establish silkscreen as a fine art medium. It includes the 1985 United States Postal Service stamp “Love” and Rainbow Swash (1971), the largest copyrighted work of art in the world, covering a 150-foot (46 m) high natural gas tank in Boston.


Between 1951-1968 she served as the chairperson of the Immaculate Heart College (IHC) art department in southern California. The rules reproduced below guided that innovative school. They are even more relevant today for any organization committed to innovation, growth and creativity.


Thanks to Austin Kleon for the referral. “Love” and “Rainbow Swash” images via tinker Portrait image linked from global sisters


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