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Judy Chicago's Dinner Party - has a home in Brooklyn

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  • Judy Decker
    Dear Art Educators, This New York Times article may be of interest to you. Ms. Chicago, Party of 39? Your Table s Ready in Brooklyn By ROBIN POGREBIN
    Message 1 of 2 , Feb 1, 2007
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      Dear Art Educators,

      This New York Times article may be of interest to you.

      Ms. Chicago, Party of 39? Your Table's Ready in Brooklyn
      By ROBIN POGREBIN
      http://www.nytimes.com/pages/arts/design/index.html

      "Judy Chicago says that even at 67 her early struggles as a female
      artist remain fresh. So, yes, seeing "The Dinner Party" in its
      permanent home — a luminous new gallery at the Brooklyn Museum,
      expressly designed for her provocative installation of plates —
      qualifies as progress after 33 years. But Ms. Chicago is not
      triumphant."

      "The "women on the table" — Ms. Chicago also calls them "the girls" —
      are 39 place settings, each representing a historical female figure.
      They begin in ancient civilization (Ishtar of Mesopotamia, the Hindu
      goddess Kali) and proceed through Western history (Eleanor of
      Aquitaine, Elizabeth I) to Sojourner Truth, Virginia Woolf and Georgia
      O'Keeffe. The plates are anchored by elaborate runners decorated with
      symbolic details, like hand-tanned animal skins for Sacajawea, who
      traveled with the Lewis and Clark expedition, a papoose on her back."

      http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/01/arts/design/01party.html?ref=design

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      Regards,

      Judy Decker
    • Renah Bell
      I saw it in the Brooklyn Museum years ago and it was fabulous. Some of the settings are a little raunchy--they refer very specifically to biological
      Message 2 of 2 , Feb 1, 2007
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        I saw it in the Brooklyn Museum years ago and it was fabulous. Some of the
        settings are a little raunchy--they refer very specifically to biological
        femininism, but they are beautiful and facinating in concept. If anyone has
        the opportunity to see this exhibit, grab it.
        Renah Bell
        renah@...

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        Dear Art Educators,

        This New York Times article may be of interest to you.

        Ms. Chicago, Party of 39? Your Table's Ready in Brooklyn
        By ROBIN POGREBIN
        http://www.nytimes.com/pages/arts/design/index.html

        "Judy Chicago says that even at 67 her early struggles as a female
        artist remain fresh. So, yes, seeing "The Dinner Party" in its
        permanent home — a luminous new gallery at the Brooklyn Museum,
        expressly designed for her provocative installation of plates —
        qualifies as progress after 33 years. But Ms. Chicago is not
        triumphant."

        "The "women on the table" — Ms. Chicago also calls them "the girls" —
        are 39 place settings, each representing a historical female figure.
        They begin in ancient civilization (Ishtar of Mesopotamia, the Hindu
        goddess Kali) and proceed through Western history (Eleanor of
        Aquitaine, Elizabeth I) to Sojourner Truth, Virginia Woolf and Georgia
        O'Keeffe. The plates are anchored by elaborate runners decorated with
        symbolic details, like hand-tanned animal skins for Sacajawea, who
        traveled with the Lewis and Clark expedition, a papoose on her back."

        http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/01/arts/design/01party.html?ref=design

        On line subscription is free.

        Regards,

        Judy Decker



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