Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: The Dinner Party: Heritage Floor: Emilie Snethlage

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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

Emilie Snethlage
b. 1868 Kratz, Westphalia, Germany; d. 1929, Porto Velho, Brazil

Emilie Snethlage was a zoologist, ethnologist, and ornithologist. She spent her entire professional career in the Amazon jungles of Brazil, where she directed the zoology departments of the Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi, a museum and research institute in Belém, Pará (1905–22), and the Museo Nacional at Rio de Janerio (1922–29). Snethlage was awarded an honorary membership in the British Ornithologists' Union in 1915.

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