The Dinner Party
Brooklyn Museum of Art
The Brooklyn Museum
of Art's Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist
Art is featuring a long-term installation of Judy
Chicago's famous banquet installation, The Dinner
Party. Here is a quote from the
Museum's Website: "The Dinner Party,
an important icon of 1970s feminist art and a milestone
in twentieth-century art, is presented as the centerpiece
around which the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for
Feminist Art is organized. The Dinner Party comprises
a massive ceremonial banquet, arranged on a triangular
table with a total of thirty-nine place settings,
each commemorating an important woman from history.
The settings consist of embroidered runners, gold
chalices and utensils, and china-painted porcelain
plates with raised central motifs that are based
on vulvar and butterfly forms and rendered in styles
appropriate to the individual women being honored.
The names of another 999 women are inscribed in
gold on the white tile floor below the triangular
table. This permanent installation is enhanced by
rotating biographical gallery shows relating to
the 1,038 women honored at the table. Pharaohs,
Queens, and Goddesses is the first such exhibition."
New York Cool photographer
Krisztina took these images of the installation.
Susan B. Anthony
Eleanor of Aquitaine