Nearly 400 images of works by Judy Chicago are now available in the Digital Library. Judy Chicago (b. 1939) is an artist, author, feminist, and educator whose career spans four decades. Her art has been frequently exhibited in the United States and internationally, and her ten published books are distributed worldwide. Chicago’s most well-known work, The Dinner Party (1974–1979), is an icon of feminist art and was executed with the participation of hundreds of volunteers. In 2007, the Brooklyn Museum opened the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, which includes as its centerpiece a space specifically designed for the permanent installation of Chicago’s landmark work. The collection in ARTstor will consist of images depicting The Dinner Party, along with individual works and other collaborative projects from throughout Chicago’s career, such as the Birth Project (1980–1985), Powerplay (1982–1987), Holocaust Project (1985–1993), Resolutions: A Stitch in Time (1994–2000), and recent works in glass.
Judy Chicago’s work is included in the permanent collections of numerous museums, including: The British Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, the Getty Trust, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, the National Gallery of Art, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Photographer Donald Woodman (b. 1945), Chicago’s husband, collaborated with Chicago on the Holocaust Project and also photographed many of her works.
For more detailed information about this collection, visit the Judy Chicago collection page.
Also available on the ArtStor blog is an interview with Judy Chicago