Inside the Dinner Party Studio

Exhibition Website

Sep 17 2017 - Jan 5 2018

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.

Located on the 4th floor in front of the Dix Gallery and open during regular museum hours

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website 

  • Various Media
  • American
  • Contemporary
  • Ethnic / Gender
  • Judy Chicago
  • Johanna Demetrakas

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