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An Invitation to Judy Chicago's The Dinner Party

By Nancy Walkup, posted on Apr 3, 2010

2010 Art Education Summer Study Institute: An Invitation to The Dinner Party will be offered through the collaboration of the Department of Art Education and Crafts at Kutztown University and Through the Flower, a nonprofit Feminist art organization founded by artist Judy Chicago. The institute is slated for July 11–16, 2010, in Kutztown, Pennsylvania, and Brooklyn, New York.

Thirty years after its completion, The Dinner Party found a home at the Brooklyn Museum in the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art. It is with this recognition of the monumental nature of The Dinner Party and its place in history that educators are offered an opportunity to consider the artwork in all its complexity, as a catalyst for investigating the history of women in the Western world, gender issues, feminism, and feminist pedagogy.

During this five-day institute, participants will explore strategies designed to deepen understanding of this iconic artwork while developing new ideas, activities, and lessons with a focus in K–12 art teaching. As a special highlight, participants will join Judy Chicago for a private viewing of The Dinner Party on site at the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at The Brooklyn Museum.

More detailed information is available here.