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Exhibit showcases Judy Chicago pieces

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The New Mexico Museum of Art, 107 W. Palace Ave., in Santa Fe, will host the public opening of “Local Color: Judy Chicago in New Mexico” from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 6.

The exhibition is a retrospective of the artist’s New Mexico work celebrating her 75th birthday.

Chicago has made the state her home since 1984.

The show features works from the series “PowerPlay,” “Holocaust Project,” “Nuclear Waste(d),” “Resolutions: A Stitch in Time,” “Thinking About Trees” and “Kitty City.”

Chicago addresses the complexity of gender, injustice, inequality, the atrocities of war and the environmental costs of nuclear dependence.

Her early works gave voice to women’s experience.

The exhibit runs through Oct. 12. Call 505-476-5072.

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