GLEN ELLYN – The Cleve Carney Museum of Art and McAninch Arts Center on the College of DuPage campus in Glen Ellyn will celebrate the 113th birthday of the iconic Mexican artist Frida Kahlo with a drive-by birthday party from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 6.
In honor of Kahlo, the museum will offer patrons a one-day $6 discount to kick off the sale of tickets to the upcoming landmark exhibition, Frida Kahlo: Timeless, running June 5 to Sept. 6, 2021, a news release stated.
The discount will be available online only at Frida2021.org with code FRIDA6.
The first 50 people to drive by will receive a bundtlet from Nothing Bundt Cake individually wrapped with a quote by Frida Kahlo, known for her profound and sometimes humorous commentary on life. Participants are encouraged to dress up in Frida-inspired clothing, flower crowns and accessories, with the best costume winning a $25 gift certificate to a local restaurant.
The Mariachi Monumental De México, who wowed the crowd at the MAC's "Frida Fest" celebration this past September, will provide musical entertainment with a joyful birthday rendition of "Las Mañanitas," and the event will feature a balloon arch as well as a special larger-than-life Frida Kahlo surprise that needs to be seen to be believed, the release stated.
"We don't typically discount our tickets, but Frida's birthday is a special opportunity for a celebration," said McAninch Arts Center Director and Frida Kahlo: Timeless Executive Director Diana Martinez. "We hope the community and Frida fans will be able to join us for this fun, socially distanced drive-by birthday party to both commemorate Frida and get excited about the exhibition coming next year."
The highly anticipated upcoming exhibition, a comprehensive presentation of Kahlo's life and works, will feature 26 original pieces as well as an immersive historical exhibit that provides a framework of the life, circumstances and events that led to Kahlo becoming one of the most important painters of the 20th century and beyond.
The campus is at 425 Fawell Blvd.
For more information about the Frida Kahlo birthday celebration or to buy tickets to the exhibition, visit Frida2021.org.
The discount is available online only. The box office on campus will not be open. The offer is not retroactive, cannot be combined with other offers and does not apply to gift cards. It's based on availability and the offer expires at 11:59 p.m. July 6.
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. It has expanded to a 2,500-square-foot museum, is now the Cleve Carney Museum of Art, and will reopen this fall with a solo exhibition: "Tony Fitzpatrick – Jesus of Western Avenue." More information can be found at TheCCMA.org or by calling 630-942-3206.
To learn more about the MAC, visit AtTheMAC.org.