Roots of “The Dinner Party”: History in the Making Holiday
Celebrate history and the feminist / feminist allies on your gift list! Shop merchandise from our Roots of “The Dinner Party" collection.Roots of “The Dinner Party”: History in the Makingwas the first museum exhibition to examine Judy Chicago’s evolving plans for The Dinner Party in depth, detailing its development as a multilayered artwork, a triumph of community art-making, and a testament to the power of historical revisionism. Chicago’s ambitious research project combatted the absence of women from mainstream historical narratives and blazed the trail for feminist art historical methodologies in an era of social change. It also validated mediums traditionally considered the domain of women and domestic labor, as the artist studied and experimented with China painting, porcelain, and needlework.