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“Frida’s Roots: Understanding the Course of Mexican History through Frida Kahlo and Her Artwork”
September 20, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
On Thursday, September 20, 2018, Old Pueblo Archaeology Center’s “Third Thursday Food for Thought” dinner will feature the presentation “Frida’s Roots: Understanding the Course of Mexican History through Frida Kahlo and Her Artwork” by Dr. Michael M. Brescia at El Molinito Mexican Restaurant,10180 N. Oracle Rd., Oro Valley, Arizona. This event will be held from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. and is free (order your own dinner off of the restaurant’s menu).
As one of several artists to emerge from the violence and chaos of the Mexican Revolution of 1910-1920, Frida Kahlo’s lived experiences fashioned a remarkable artistic talent that promoted across international borders mexicanidad, or the spirit of a Mexican cultural identity. Despite living in the professional shadows of her famous husband, the muralist Diego Rivera, Frida added deeply personal elements to her artwork that simultaneously reflected and contributed to historical understandings of Mexican culture. In a richly illustrated PowerPoint presentation, Arizona State Museum historian Dr. Michael Brescia will examine Frida Kahlo’s life and show just how intimately her artwork reveals the sweep of the Mexican historical experience, from Pre-Columbian times to the mid-twentieth century.
Reservations must be requested AND CONFIRMED before 5 p.m. on the Wednesday before the program date: email@example.com or 520-798-1201. PLEASE WAIT TO HEAR FROM OLD PUEBLO WHETHER YOUR RESERVATION HAS BEEN CONFIRMED BEFORE ATTENDING because the Fire Code limits how many guests we can have in the restaurant meeting room. Guests may select and purchase their own dinners from the restaurant’s menu. There is no entry fee but donations will be requested to benefit Old Pueblo’s educational efforts.