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Elizabeth A.Sackler Center for Feminist Art

Lou Andreas Salomé

b. 1861, Saint Petersburg; d. 1937, Göttingen, Germany

Lou Andreas Salomé was a Russian-German writer who was romantically involved with the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, the orientalist Friedrich C. Andreas, and the poet Rainer Maria Rilke. Salomé attended courses in theology at the University of Zürich and in 1911 studied under Sigmund Freud. She penned numerous novels as well as the nonfiction works Friedrich Nietzsche in seinen Werken (Friedrich Nietzsche in His Works, 1894), Rainer Maria Rilke (1928), and Mein Dank an Freud (My Thanks to Freud, 1931).

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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