You’re invited! Come explore The Dinner Party with our new Virtual Tour, which provides an amazing 360-degree view of the installation. The tour lets you explore the work in unique ways, even giving a full view of The Dinner Party from the center of the piece!
Our website has been growing all summer! Lauren Palmor, our amazing intern, has been researching scholars who can help expand The Dinner Party Database.
If you haven’t already, see the continually updated Feminist Art Base, which currently includes more than 125 artist profiles with images, video and audio clips, Feminist Artist Statements, and more.
The Feminist Timeline has also been steadily growing– another amazing intern, Keri Oldham, has been working on new entries to add in the fall!
Thanks to Shelley Bernstein and our designer, Monica Paez, the CFA pages are much sleeker and easier to navigate! We appreciate their hard work!
Before coming to the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Melissa Messina earned her MFA from Pratt Institute where she received the Presidential Merit Award in Painting. While there, she coordinated the 2005–06 Visiting Artist Lecture Series, which featured such artists as Vanessa Beecroft, Mariko Mori, Judy Pfaff, and Joan Snyder. During this time, she also worked as a Curatorial and Sales Associate for a private dealer in New York specializing in modern abstraction. Prior to moving to New York, Messina was hired by the City of Atlanta Bureau of Cultural Affairs as an independent curator and executed several regional and national group exhibitions for their public art galleries, City Gallery East and City Gallery at Chastain. In Atlanta, she was also Assistant Director at Comer Art Advisory, LLC, in 2004, and a Curatorial and Marketing Associate for the art consulting firm, Barkin-Leeds Ltd., 2001–2003. She recently was the Assistant Curator to Ernesto Pujol for the exhibition Mediating America (June 2006) at the Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, and was invited to jury the exhibition Adam's Rib Eve's Air in Her Hair (January 2007) at the feminist art gallery SOHO20 in Chelsea. Her own artwork has been exhibited in museums and galleries in the Southeast, New England, and New York.