The dinner party

I’m doing research on feminist art. I stumbled on ‘The Dinner Party’ by  Judy Chicago who was a feminist artist on the 70s. This installation involves  triangular-shaped banquet with 39 place settings for the same number of women who’ve left their mark in history. I wonder who were the selected women. Apparently, this installation stirred a lot of controversy at the time for its use of the vaginal imagery for the place settings. I completely missed out on seeing this show when I was in Brooklyn a few years ago! Fortunately, it’s a long-term installation.  

judy chicago - the dinner party

Judy Chicago (American, b. 1939). The Dinner Party, 1974–79. Ceramic, porcelain, textile, 576 x 576 in. (1463 x 1463 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation, 2002.10. © Judy Chicago. Photo: © Aislinn Weidele for Polshek Partnership Architects