Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: The Dinner Party: Heritage Floor: Suzanne Langer

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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

Suzanne Langer
b. 1895, New York; 1980, Old Lyme, Connecticut

Suzanne Langer was an American author, philosopher, and educator and the leading scholar in the philosophy of art in the twentieth century. She taught philosophy at a number of universities and chaired the philosophy department at Connecticut College from 1952 to 1962. She wrote many groundbreaking studies, including Philosophy in a New Key: A Study in the Symbolism of Reason, Rite, and Art (1942), The Practice of Philosophy (1930), Language and Myth (1946), and Feeling and Form: A Theory of Art (1953).

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