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Elizabeth A.Sackler Center for Feminist Art

Djuna Barnes

b. 1892, Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York; d. 1982, New York

Djuna Barnes was a writer who lived in Paris during the 1920s and 1930s. After studying art in New York at Pratt Institute and the Art Students League, she began writing for newspapers and magazines. She also worked on numerous plays, short stories, novels, and poems in the United States and in Paris; some of her writing examines homosexual as well as heterosexual relationships. Her published works include A Book (1923), Ladies Almanack (1928), and Nightwood (1936), her most successful novel. She returned to New York in 1940.

Judy Chicago (American, b. 1939). <em>The Dinner Party</em> (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
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

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