Posts Tagged ‘celebrity birthdays’

Happy Birthday Frida Kahlo

July 6, 2020

Happy Birthday Frida Kahlo

Mexican painter and activist Frida Kahlo de Rivera  was born on July 6, 1907 in Coyoacán, Mexico. The National Museum of Women in the Arts is celebrating with a virtual Happy Hour today, 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM Eastern. Reserve your spot and mix up a cocktail. ¡Salud!

Related:

Frida Kahlo at MoMA

Frida Kahlo: The Complete Works, Frida-Kahlo-Foundation.org

“Frida Kahlo Was a Painter, a Brand Builder, a Survivor. And So Much More.” Rebecca Kleinman, New York Times

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Happy Birthday Edvard Munch

December 12, 2013

Happy Birthday Edvard Munch
December 12th is the birthday of Edvard Munch. The Norwegian artist is 150. Norway’s embassy in DC decorated a Christmas tree in his honor, and Oslo’s Munch Museum mounted a massive exhibit of its namesakes’s art work.

Related:

Munch 150 Anniversary Magazine (free download)

Edvard Munch: 1863-1944, Jon-Ove Steihaug, Mai Britt Guleng and Birgitte Sauge, eds., Rizzoli 2013

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Happy Birthday, Picasso

October 25, 2013

Happy Birthday, Picasso

Spanish artist Pablo Ruiz y Picasso was born on October 25, 1881. Actually, he was baptized “Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Crispiniano de la Santísima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso” but that wouldn’t fit neatly in the corner of a canvas.

“Happy Birthday, Pablo Picasso!” Huffington Post

“Pablo Picasso Birthday Celebration,” Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX

“Happy Birthday, Picasso: His Rare 1934 Etchings for a Sexually Charged Ancient Greek Comedy,” Maria Popova, Brain Pickings

“Celebrating Picasso, Through the Lens of David Douglas Duncan,” Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

“Sotheby’s brings Picasso, Miro to Moscow for ‘priciest ever’ show,” AFP via Hindustan Times

On-Line Picasso Project

Picasso official website

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Happy Birthday Silvio Berlusconi

September 30, 2011

Happy Birthday Silvio Berlusconi

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi turned 75 yesterday. The AC Milan soccer team sent greetings to the embattled billionaire — he owns the franchise — but he got brickbats from most Italians. His biggest gift was a new sex scandal: former Miss Montenegro Katarina Knezevic says she had an affair with him.

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Birthdays

August 13, 2011

IBM PC 1981

The personal computer turns 30. IBM’s PC was introduced in August 1981.

Fidel Castro turns 85 today. There was a big party in Havana but el comandante wasn’t there.

It’s 50 years since the birth of the Berlin Wall (Antifaschistischer Schutzwall or “Anti-Fascist Protection Rampart”) and most of it missed the party, too.

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