Blog: MCA DNA

The Last Frame: Angela Davis, a Hammer, and a Beautiful ‘Stache

By Lauren Reese

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FRAME 4A: Joseph Shapiro’s 75th Birthday, Jan 9, 1979 Photo © MCA Chicago

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FRAME 5: Mark Rogovin installing for the exhibition Murals for the People, c. Jan 1971 Photo © MCA Chicago

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As we countdown to MCA 50, we continue our series of happy accidents found in the photo archives with frames 4, 5, and 6, all taken in the 1970s.

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For Murals for the People, artist Mark Rogovin (pictured above) painted a mural that featured a portrait of activist Angela Davis. While Rogovin's inspiration wall in Frame 4 heavily features Davis, the continuation of her historical legacy, and visual representations of her, have also served as inspiration for our exhibition The Making of a Fugitive.