Exhibitions: The Dinner Party by Judy Chicago

Judy Chicago: The Dinner Party

Judy Chicago (American, b. 1939). The Dinner Party, 1974–79. Ceramic, porcelain, textile, 576 x 576 in. (1463 x 1463 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation, 2002.10. © Judy Chicago. (Photo: Donald Woodman)

Long-Term Installation

Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, 4th Floor

The Dinner Party, an important icon of 1970s feminist art and a milestone in twentieth-century art, is presented as the centerpiece around which the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art is organized. The Dinner Party comprises a massive ceremonial banquet, arranged on a triangular table with a total of thirty-nine place settings, each commemorating an important woman from history. The settings consist of embroidered runners, gold chalices and utensils, and china-painted porcelain plates with raised central motifs that are based on vulvar and butterfly forms and rendered in styles appropriate to the individual women being honored. The names of another 999 women are inscribed in gold on the white tile floor below the triangular table. This permanent installation is enhanced by rotating Herstory Gallery exhibitions relating to the 1,038 women honored at the table.
 

The Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art was established through the generosity of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation.

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The Dinner Party installation detail

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Events

Gallery Tour

Saturday, March 28, 2015

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Film and Discussion: Judy Chicago: A Butterfly for Brooklyn

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Judy Chicago: A Butterfly for Pomona

A documentary about Judy Chicago’s pyrotechnic piece held on April 26, 2014, in Prospect Park, followed by a talk with the artist and others involved with the project.

Gallery Tour

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

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Gallery Tour

Saturday, May 2, 2015

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Gallery Tour

Friday, May 29, 2015

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Gallery Tour

Saturday, May 30, 2015

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