National Museum of Women in the Arts @ 1250 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC 20005
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Join trailblazing artist Judy Chicago for a dinner party like no other!
This exhibit explores the creation of Judy Chicago s monumental and radical work The Dinner Party through archives, documentation and film. Over the course of nearly five years and with the help of hundreds of volunteers, Chicago executed one of the most iconic artworks of the 20th century, confronting the erasure of women from history using elaborate research, craft and presentation. The extraordinary complexity of The Dinner Party s process is illustrated through test objects, designs, documentation and revealing behind-the-scenes footage shot by filmmaker Johanna Demetrakas. From nascent ideas in a sketch book to test plates and a textile template, visitors will see the historic record of this unique creation process.
Will be located on the 4th floor in front of the Dix Gallery and open during regular museum hours.
Image: Judy Chicago, seated left, talks with a group of volunteers at The Dinner Party studio, ca. 1978; Judy Chicago Visual Archive, Betty Boyd Dettre Library & Research Center, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C.; Photo by Amy Meadow
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