Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: The Dinner Party: Heritage Floor: Rose Mooney

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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

Rose Mooney
b. 1740, County Meath, Ireland; d. 1798, Killala, County Mayo, Ireland

Rose Mooney was an Irish harp player. Like many other Irish and Scottish harpers of her era, Mooney was blind. She was the only woman to compete in the first Granard Harp Competition in 1781, for which she won third prize.

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