Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Of Special Interest To Me

I'm an art history geek, so when I got this link from NOW in my e-mail, I was really excited and wanted to share it. It's about the new feminist art museum that just opened in Brooklyn, New York, The Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art.

The above work is The Dinner Party by Judy Chicago. It looks amazing. It's a triangular table with place settings for 39 prominent female figures, and on the tile floor beneath the table, the names of 999 other prominent women, to Margaret Sanger to Sojourner Truth.

I love the way it mimics past art in the title and the subject matter. I think it's very effective in glorifying the women that it mentions. I absolutely love the concept. Wish I could see it. Gotta put it on my list.

Check out the museum website!


FEMily! said...

This looks amazing! I can't wait for it to open!

Kathleen Maher said...

Many years ago I saw Judy Chicago's Dinner Party at a huge art gallery, I think, in Chicago. Each dinner plate, for a designated important woman guest, is a work of art in itself. Each plate represents, some more abstractly than others, but all beautifully, that woman's contribution to feminism and thus to the world. So glad it's going to appear again in Brooklyn.