Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: The Dinner Party: Heritage Floor: Elin Kallio

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Judy Chicago (American, b. 1939). The Dinner Party (Heritage Floor; detail), 1974–79. Porcelain with rainbow and gold luster, 48 x 48 x 48 ft. (14.6 x 14.6 x 14.6 m). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation, 2002.10. © Judy Chicago. Photograph by Jook Leung Photography

Elin Kallio
b. 1859, Finland; d. 1927, Finland

Elin Kallio was an accomplished gymnast who advanced the sport in her native country. A gymnastics instructor for thirty-four years, she founded the first Finnish association for female gymnasts in 1876, followed by the Federation of Finnish Women Gymnasts in 1896. Kallio published extensively on the subject of gymnastics and women's physical education. Her accomplishments were commemorated on a Finnish postal stamp in 1959, the centennial of her birth.

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