Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: The Dinner Party: Heritage Floor: Renier Michiel

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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

Renier Michiel
b. 1755, Venice; d. 1832, Venice

Born into an aristocratic Venetian family, Giustina Renier Michiel separated from her husband in 1784, thus gaining the freedom to cultivate her intellectual gifts and lead an active social life. She hosted a popular salon attended by prominent literati and pursued her own studies in both literature and botany. Her translations of Shakespeare were published in 1797. Her best known work is a patriotic homage to the Republic of Venice, Origine della feste veneziane (1817–27).

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