The thousands of artworks at SFMOMA offer countless opportunities to look closely and think deeply about some of the most amazing artists of our time. To celebrate both the artists on view in the newly expanded museum and the creative communities of the Bay Area, 50 Artists invites local artists and creative professionals to share how icons of modern and contemporary art matter to them. This week, SFMOMA’s own Jessalyn Aaland discusses the work of Sister Corita Kent and her role as an educator.
Jessalyn Aaland is a visual artist and educator whose installations and works on paper have been shown throughout North America. She recently received an Alternative Exposure grant from Southern Exposure to provide free artist-designed posters featuring quotes by authors and activists to K–12 classroom teachers. A former San Francisco Unified School District teacher, Aaland joined SFMOMA in 2014. In her role at the museum, she supports teachers by providing professional development and resources for integrating visual art into class curricula.