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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:
David Ouellette, “Animals not only companions but markers of identity of the artist”
7 p.m., Thursday, March 4
College of DuPage (COD) Art History Professor David Ouellette explores the dominating theme of animals in Kahlo’s work. Kahlo was known for her love of animals, giving a home to many at the Casa Azul, and they also took on symbolic meaning in her paintings.