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    Gwenyth Mapes PhD

    Lecture of the Month

    Frida Kahlo and Her Art

    Guest Speaker: Gwenyth Mapes, PhD
    Date & Time: Saturday, May 11th, at 1:30pm
    Where We Meet: By Zoom to persons on our mailing list

    In this lecture, Professor of Humanities Gwenyth Mapes will look at Frida Kahlo’s life and some of her art. Dr. Mapes is a Professor of Humanities at Grossmont College and taught as an Assistant Professor of Humanities at the University of Montana in Missoula.

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