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Cleve Carney Museum of Art to honor Frida Kahlo's birthday
2021-06-29

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The Cleve Carney Museum of Art (CCMA) and the McAninch Arts Center (MAC) at the College of DuPage (COD) will honor the birthday of iconic Mexican painter Frida Kahlo in two unique ways this summer on the occasion of the "Frida Kahlo: Timeless" exhibition—considered the most comprehensive presentation of Kahlo's work displayed in the Chicago area in more than 40 years.

Beginning Monday, July 5, a new piece of digital artwork celebrating Kahlo will be projected onto the 2.5-acre river-facade of theMART as part of Art on theMART's Summer Series, and will remain on display through Sept. 16, with all projections shown nightly at 9 and 9:30 p.m. For more information, visit ArtOnTheMart.com .

Animated by illustrator and international projection-mapping artist and former COD professor George Berlin of Glen Ellyn, the piece will feature several of Kahlo's most recognizable works, including Self Portrait with Small Monkey (1945) and Self Portrait in a Velvet Dress (1926).

In addition, CCMA and the MAC will celebrate Frida Kahlo's 114th birthday Tuesday, July 6, with an outdoor celebration at 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The day of activities will feature live music by Mariachi Monumental de México; a special appearance by Miss Mexican Heritage 2021; vendors selling Mexican wares; food by Santa Fe Restaurant; strolling Frida Kahlo lookalikes; face painting, printmaking and more.

"Frida Kahlo: Timeless" (through Sept. 6) presents a 26-piece collection of original works by Frida Kahlo on loan from the Museo Dolores Olmedo, featuring an array of oil paintings and works on paper spanning the life of Kahlo, a Mexican artist foundational to the 20th century art historical canon.

Visit AtTheMAC.org or facebook.com/AtTheMAC for more information.


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