What An art installation created in by Judy Chicago in 1979
Description As the name suggests, The Dinner Party features elaborate place settings for 39 historic and mythic female icons including Sacajawea, Sojourner Truth, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Empress Theodora of Byzantium, Virginia Woolf, Susan B. Anthony, and Georgia O’Keeffe. Touring 6 countries, this incredible installation has been viewed by 15 million+ people and is currently on permanent display in the Brooklyn Museum.
When Judy Chicago’s ‘The Dinner Party’ opened on March 14, 1979, at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, no one had ever seen anything like it. It was theatrical, audacious and definitively feminist….It caused an immediate sensation. But that was only the beginning of its tumultuous life.— The New York Times
Why The idea of hosting the ultimate dinner party is never far from my mind. I love bringing different people together, and this incredible vision of a gathering is just too perfect. What would you do with a 39 person invite list and guaranteed attendance? Who would you send invitations to, how would the menu come together, and the entertainment, the attire, and venue—what on earth would you say in your toast? Next time I host I know what I’ll be asking my guests. Nothing like putting your friends on the spot to plan the perfect party.
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