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The McAninch Arts Center (MAC), in association with the Cleve Carney Museum of Art (CCMA), will host a series of 2021 virtual events celebrating iconic Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. These events, taking place February to May of 2021, will offer multiple chances to explore the artist’s influences and legacy ahead of the landmark “Frida Kahlo: Timeless” exhibition opening June 5, 2021. Presenting dynamic discussions from experts on the many facets of Frida Kahlo’s work and life, the full line-up of events includes:
Cesáreo Moreno, “Folk Art to Fine Art, Mercados a Museos”
7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 5
Cesáreo Moreno, Chief Curator at the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago, presents a talk about 20th Century Mexican art and its development from local markets to museums around the world. The presentation will reveal artistic movements that emerged from the Mexican Revolution, along with the role of nationalism and the visual arts. He will explore the didactic murals, prints and the iconography that ultimately inspired the 1960s Chicano murals in the U.S. and led to public art on the streets of the Pilsen neighborhood.