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Hi Holly, hundreds of volunteers helped the core staff of The Dinner Party studio to realize Chicago's vision and you can read more about that on our website at this link: http://tinyurl.com/63bwxc Hope this helps. ~Shelley, Chief of Technology, Brooklyn Museum
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Nov 21, 2008 at 7:07pm
I would like to see someone include Elizabeth Wanamaker Peratrovich, a Tlingit Indian from Southeastern Alaska. She was a civil rights leader, fighting for equality for Alaskan Natives, and as a woman, she stood up to Congress. Moreover, her Civil Rights movement occurred BEFORE Martin Luther King Junior, but she is never given a place in the history books as the first woman fighting for the Civil Rights of Minorities....such a tragedy she took a back seat to MLK. Best, Liz
Link Posted by Elizabeth
Nov 17, 2008 at 8:08pm
As a feminist and artist I have huge admiration for this astoundingly significant body of work! Over the years it has influenced aspects of my work and encouraged me in my beliefs, moreover it seems that it serves as a wonderful testament to the courage, tenacity and creativity of so many astonishing women which inspires us all. I live in Scotland and sadly am unlikely ever to be able to visit the museum, but thanks to this wonderful web site I can virtually visit any time! I have embarked on a series of paintings entitled 'My Tiny Testament to The Party', which is a response to women artists that have effected me profoundly and in a very small way offers my gratitude to Judy.
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Oct 14, 2008 at 10:10am
this place is awsome . i wish i could always come here like every weekend
Link Posted by tyree
Oct 05, 2008 at 1:01am
it is great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it is a pitty that it is unknown in germany. we want more herstory galleries. miki 12 years old
Link Posted by miki
Oct 04, 2008 at 7:07pm
I knew nothing about The Dinner Party until coming upon it as I searched for a long lost school friend, Meredith Dalglish Horton, who was involved with the project. I have not been able to track my friend any further, but was amazed and enthralled to learn of this fabulous tribute to women whose lives certainly broadened our own horizons today. The Brooklyn Museum will be on the top of my "must see" list the next time we visit New York...definitely a google search serendipity!
Link Posted by Victoria Baron Prince
Aug 23, 2008 at 5:05pm
It's great to see this awesome work available online for the public. You all have done a great job. The only suggestion I'd make is to have the interactive window available in a larger size so that the place settings read more easily at a glance. As far as other inclusions, there are too many from the 19th & 20th century to begin to know where to start. The Dinner Party is of course very Euro-centric but as a euro myself I wouldn't know where to start with the Asian, African and Muslim spheres of influence. These place settings are being created right now and the dust won't be settling enough for decades to know who else to bring to the table.
Link Posted by Ben Walters
Aug 19, 2008 at 2:02pm
I am very delighted to find your site. I have seen the exhibit in SF and LA. Someday I hope to visit its new permanent home in Brooklyn! My friends will be told of this site immediately. Thank you!
Link Posted by Connie V
Jul 14, 2008 at 12:12am
I thought that the dinner party was very interested i respect the fact that it represented all famous women that help female society now in this life time.
Link Posted by Brian Johnson
Jul 09, 2008 at 6:06pm
Hi Amy, thank you for your comments. While we couldn't display the entire set of acknowledgments panels in our gallery due to limited space, we do have replicas available on our website and they can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/63bwxc Maura Reilly, Curator, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art
Link Posted by Brooklyn Museum
Apr 17, 2008 at 7:07pm