Last Chance To See Judy Chicago

Judy Chicago says the Brooklyn Museum’s exhibition on her most famous work, Roots of The Dinner Party: History in the Making (until 4 March), “is the first ever to look at my creative process, starting with my research and going into how I transformed historical information into images.” The large-scale installation, a banquet scene set for 39 mythological and historical women such as Sojourner Truth and Mary Wollestonecraft, is the star piece of the museum’s Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art. Its (her)story, including Chicago’s innovative use of ceramics, is recounted through test plates, research documents, and shots of the artists and her collaborators-“there was such a range of participation, from full-time workers to someone who stitched a single flower and sent it to the studio,” she says.

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