Judy Chicago: The Dinner Party

1976 | 00:20:40 | United States | English | B&W | Mono | 4:3 | Video

Collection: On Art and Artists, Single Titles

Tags: Blumenthal/Horsfield Interviews, Feminism, Installation, Interview, Visual Art

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Judy Chicago (b.1939) is an artist, author, feminist, educator, and intellectual whose career now spans four decades. In 1974, Chicago turned her attention to the subject of women’s history to create her best known work, The Dinner Party, which was executed between 1974 and 1979 with the participation of hundreds of volunteers. This monumental multimedia project, a symbolic history of women in western civilization, has been seen by more than one million viewers during its 16 exhibitions held at venues spanning six countries.

In this interview Chicago and collaborator Diane Gelon discuss The Dinner Party with Lyn Blumenthal. "I'm happy to answer any questions but....particularly now, so much of what I have to say is actually going into my work.  I finally made that step," the artist notes.

A historical interview originally recorded in 1976 with support from the Lyn Blumenthal Memorial Fund.