Windy City Media Group Frontpage News

THE VOICE OF CHICAGO'S GAY, LESBIAN, BI, TRANS AND QUEER COMMUNITY SINCE 1985

home search facebook twitter join
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2021-12-08
DOWNLOAD ISSUE
Donate

Sponsor


  WINDY CITY TIMES

Series to celebrate Mexican artist Frida Kahlo
2020-09-10

This article shared 3266 times since Thu Sep 10, 2020
facebook twitter google +1 reddit email


GLEN ELLYN, Ill. — The McAninch Arts Center (MAC), in association with the Cleve Carney Museum of Art (CCMA), will host a monthly series of events celebrating iconic Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Kicking off the series, the MAC will present a live broadcast, "The Mexican Revolution: A Panel Discussion" on Monday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. This live free virtual event will be broadcast via Zoom to the MAC and CCMA Facebook pages and is presented as a precursor leading up to the "Frida Kahlo: Timeless" exhibition coming summer 2021. The full line-up of fall events includes:

"The Mexican Revolution: A Panel Discussion"

7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 17

Tickets: Free

This panel discussion, moderated by MAC Director and "Frida Kahlo: Timeless" Executive Director Diana Martinez, will open with a brief introduction on the Mexican Revolution. Information covered will include why the war began, its social and political consequences, how it sparked the Constitution of 1917, and its impact on members of Mexico's art community, including Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo. Panelists will include Cristobal Cavazos, activist and leader of Immigrant Solidarity DuPage, CesÃˇreo Moreno, Curator of the National Museum of Mexican Art, John Paris, College of DuPage professor of History & Latin American Studies, Fernando Ramirez, President of the Mexican Cultural Center of DuPage and Justin Witte, Curator of the Cleve Carney Museum of Art and "Frida Kahlo: Timeless". A live Q&A with the panelists will follow.

Book Club Chat with Celia Stahr, Author of "Frida in America: The Creative Awakening of a Great Artist"

3 p.m., Monday, Oct. 4

Tickets: $10 per household

MAC Director and "Frida Kahlo: Timeless" Executive Director Diana Martinez moderates a live virtual chat about "Frida in America: The Creative Awakening of a Great Artist." Author Celia Stahr will host a virtual Q&A during the event, and "The Bookstore of Glen Ellyn" (475 N Main St.) is offering a 15% discount to anyone who mentions the event. Stahr's book tells the riveting story of how three years spent in the United States transformed Frida Kahlo into the artist we know today. "Featuring meticulous research and elegant turns of phrase, Stahr's engrossing account provides scholarly though accessible analysis for both feminists and art lovers." (Publisher's Weekly.)

Día de los Muertos Drive Through Celebration and Food Drive

3 — 5 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 1

Tickets: Free

Celebrate Día de los Muertos, also known as Day of the Dead, with a drive-by socially distanced event at the MAC featuring an ofrenda, a Mariachi band, calavera treats and chocolates and candies for kids. A food drive will be hosted in partnership with Immigrant Solidarity DuPage to benefit families in Glendale Heights. More information will be forthcoming in the coming weeks at AtTheMAC.org .

Kathy Baum, "Self-Portrait as Theater: The Fashions of Frida Kahlo"

7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 17

Tickets: Free

Frida Kahlo's self-expression went beyond paint and canvas. The choices she made in what she wore communicated her inner life and outward persona. In this talk, Baum, a professor at College of DuPage, will explore how she used costume as an art form and influenced the world of fashion through her keen intelligence and artistic vision.

Additional information including links can be found at AtTheMAC.org .

About "Frida Kahlo: Timeless"

The exhibition, on view June 5 to Sept. 6, 2021, will be the largest Frida Kahlo exhibition in the Chicago area in more than 40 years, and is hosted by the Cleve Carney Museum of Art (CCMA) and the McAninch Arts Center (MAC) at the College of DuPage (COD). It will feature a 26-piece collection on loan from the Museo Dolores Olmedo as well as a multimedia timeline, 100+ photographic images from the artist's life, a family-friendly children's area and a Frida Kahlo inspired garden designed by Ball Horticultural Company, enabling museum-goers of all ages to grasp an understanding of Kahlo's life and work through a variety of contexts. The exhibition and related programming are organized by "Frida Kahlo: Timeless" Executive Director Diana Martinez (Director of the McAninch Arts Center) in collaboration with Justin Witte, "Frida Kahlo: Timeless" Curator (CCMA Curator). For more information, visit frida2020.org and on social media @CleveCarneyMuseumofArt.

The exhibition is presented by Bank of America and made possible through support from the College of DuPage Foundation, Milly and Alan Peterson, Ball Horticultural Company, Nicor Gas, Wight & Company, AeroMexico, the National Endowment for the Arts and the DuPage Foundation.

About the Cleve Carney Museum of Art

The late Cleve Carney provided a significant legacy gift to establish the Cleve Carney Art Gallery at College of DuPage. The gallery opened in February 2014 with its inaugural exhibition "Selections from Cleve Carney's Art Collection." The gallery will be expanding to a 2,500 square-foot museum, the Cleve Carney Museum of Art, scheduled to open in the summer 2021 with highly anticipated "Frida Kahlo: Timeless." Exhibition. The museum will maintain the standards set by the American Alliance of Museums. More information can be found at TheCCMA.org and on social media @CleveCarneyMuseumofArt.

About the MAC

The McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage is located at 425 Fawell Blvd., 25 miles west of Chicago near I-88 and I-355. It houses three indoor performance spaces (the 780-seat proscenium Belushi Performance Hall; the 236-seat soft-thrust Playhouse Theatre; and the versatile black box Studio Theatre), the outdoor Lakeside Pavilion, plus the Cleve Carney Museum of Art and classrooms for the college's academic programming. The MAC has presented theater, music, dance and visual art to more than 1.5 million people since its opening in 1986 and typically welcomes more than 100,000 patrons from the greater Chicago area to more than 230 performances each season.

The mission of the MAC is to foster enlightened educational and performance opportunities, which encourage artistic expression, establish a lasting relationship between people and art, and enrich the cultural vitality of the community. Visit AtTheMAC.org or facebook.com/AtTheMAC for more information.


This article shared 3266 times since Thu Sep 10, 2020
facebook twitter google +1 reddit email

  ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE

Gay News

Founders First offering grants to underrepresented Chicagoland business owners
2022-01-24
-- From a press release - CHICAGO — Founders First CDC— a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that empowers expansion in diverse founder-led, revenue-generating businesses—announced a second and expanded Job Creators Quest Grant ...


Gay News

Virtual Creating Change rescheduled for March 19-20
2022-01-20
-- From a press release - Jan. 20, 2022—Washington, D.C.: The National LGBTQ Task Force's Creating Change conference, which was recently changed to a virtual format due to the on-going impact of the COVID pandemic, will now be held March 19-20. Over ...


Gay News

LGBTQ+ organizations release eighth State Equality Index
2022-01-20
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation and the Equality Federation Institute released their eighth annual State Equality Index (SEI). The SEI is a comprehensive report that groups states and Washington, D.C. ...


Gay News

Nominations announced for 33rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards
2022-01-19
-- From a press release - New York, NY - Wed., Jan. 19, 2022 - GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, today announced the nominees for the 33rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards. RuPaul's Drag ...


Gay News

AIDS Foundation Chicago cancels World of Chocolate due to COVID-19 surge
2022-01-19
-- From a press release - CHICAGO — AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC) has made the difficult decision to cancel its World of Chocolate event, the organization's largest winter fundraiser, due to the recent Omicron surge across ...


Gay News

Nat'l Black Justice Coalition celebrates openly LGBTQ+/SGL NAACP Image Award nominees
2022-01-18
-- From a press release - The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) celebrates the historic number of openly Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer+, and same-gender loving (LGBTQ+/SGL) nominees for the NAACP Image Awards. The Image ...


Gay News

Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame issues call for nominations
2022-01-18
The Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame has announced a call for nominations for the 2022 Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame. ...


Gay News

Center on Halsted's Silver Fork program reopening
2022-01-18
Application sessions for the Center on Halsted's Silver Fork program—which incorporates short-term culinary arts and job readiness—will take place Feb. 1-2, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The free seven-week program is ideal for adults who want to enter ...


Gay News

Illinois organizations included in NEA's $33M grant dispersal
2022-01-16
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) recently announced the first round of recommended awards for fiscal year 2022, with 1,498 awards totaling nearly $33.2 million, a press release stated. Grants for Arts Projects funding spans ...


Gay News

SHOWBIZ Music festivals, Murray Bartlett, Reese Witherspoon, author David Sedaris
2022-01-16
Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival revealed the lineup for this year's festival, taking place June 16-19 on the Bonnaroo Farm in Manchester, Tennessee, a press release noted. Highlights will include performances by Tool, J. Cole, Stevie ...


Gay News

Center on Halsted states COVID requirements and is offering free testing [UPDATE]
2022-01-11
Center on Halsted, in compliance with the City of Chicago public health order effective Jan. 3, requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination for anyone (ages 5 and older) gathering in its ground-floor lobby area. Other events and ...


Gay News

Minneapolis City Councilor Andrea Jenkins elected City Council President
2022-01-10
—From an HRC press release - MINNEAPOLIS — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) congratulates Andrea Jenkins, a Minneapolis City Councilor and Human Rights Campaign board member, on her election to the role of City Council President. Jenkins, who became the first ...


Gay News

WORLD German official, museum items, cake case
2022-01-09
WORLD COMPILED BY WCT STAFF In Senegal, lawmakers stopped from passing to parliamentary vote a draft bill that sought to toughen already severe laws against same-sex relations, Openly News reported. Gay sex is punishable by up ...


Gay News

THEATER 'Queens of Infinite Space' canceled because of COVID
2022-01-07
With the increase in COVID-19 cases in Chicago and beyond, Proboscis Theatre has decided to cancel the performances of The Queens of Infinite Space set to run at Epiphany Center for Arts, 201 S. Ashland Ave., ...


Gay News

Lighthouse Foundation releases analysis of Chicago LGBTQ+ nonprofits
2021-12-28
Lighthouse Foundation of Chicagoland—a Black- and queer-led, multiracial social justice organization—has released its Black Queer Equity Index (BQEI). The BQEI evaluates the organizational cultures of five of the area's largest ...


 



Copyright © 2022 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
our online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.

 
 

TRENDINGBREAKINGPHOTOS







Sponsor
Sponsor


 



Donate


About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots      OUT! Guide     
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Advanced Search     
Windy City Queercast      Queercast Archives     
Press  Releases      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast      Blogs     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam      Outguide Categories      Outguide Advertisers      Search Outguide      Travel      Dining Out      Privacy Policy     

Windy City Media Group publishes Windy City Times,
The Bi-Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.