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Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and Mexican Modernism on ZOOM with Karen Lindsay

October 12 @ 6:30 pm - November 2 @ 8:30 pm

Are you planning a trip to the Denver Art Museum for the Frida, Diego & Mexican Modernism exhibit, which opens on October 25? This is the perfect complementary class, as it is meant to provide a deeper look into these artists.

ZOOM CLASS! Enjoy this class from the comfort of your own home.
October 12 – November 2 from 6:30-8:30 pm
$65 for CAE members/$72 for non-members

Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera are often credited as having played a crucial role in establishing a Mexican avant-garde. Their body of work often incorporated portrayals of mexicanidad, an identity born of Mexico’s ancient cultures and its colonial past that projected a visionary future. During this course we will take a closer look at the role art, artists and their supporters played in the emergence of national identity and creative spirit after the Mexican Revolution ended in 1920.

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Taught by: Karen Lindsay
Karen Lindsay graduated with a degree in education from the University of Denver. Although she has no artistic talent, she is an art enthusiast and has taught many art history courses at the University of Denver’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and the Center for the Arts Evergreen in conjunction with exhibits at the Denver Art Museum, the Clyfford Still Museum, Colorado Springs Fine Art Center and local galleries. Course subjects have included “The Impressionists”, “The Broadmoor Academy”, “Colorado Women Artists”, “The Group of Seven”, “The Beaver Hall Women of Montreal”, “Clyfford Still”, and “The Taos Six.” She is the co-chair of the OLLI West Membership Relations Committee and has served as a board member and president of a public art program in Evergreen. She is very active in the local art scene in Evergreen and Denver.

Class Syllabus:

  • 10/12: Introduction to Mexican Modernism
  • 10/19: Frida Kahlo, Her Life and Her Work
  • 10/26: Diego Rivera, His Life and His Work
  • 11/02: Other Important Artists During this Period (Lola Alvarez Bravo, Gunther Gerzso, María Izquierdo, Carlos Mérida)


October 12 @ 6:30 pm
November 2 @ 8:30 pm
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