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Elizabeth A.Sackler Center for Feminist Art

Sophie Drinker

b. 1888, Haverford, Pennsylvania; d. 1967, Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania

Sophie Drinker, a writer, historian, and amateur musicologist, studied the history of women in music. Her extensive research resulted in the 1948 publication Music and Women: The Story of Women in Their Relation to Music, the first book of its kind. Drinker and her husband hosted a salon in their Philadelphia home attended by hundreds of amateur musicians. She wrote numerous other publications, including Brahms and His Women’s Choruses (1952), magazine articles, and an unpublished memoir.

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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