Roots of “The Dinner Party”: History in the Making

Roots of “The Dinner Party”: History in the Making is the first museum exhibition to examine Chicago’s evolving plans for The Dinner Party in depth, detailing its development as a multilayered artwork and a testament to the power of historical revisionism.
, 'Judy Chicago Designing the Entry Banners for “The Dinner Party,”,' 1978, Brooklyn Museum

Judy Chicago

Judy Chicago Designing the Entry Banners for “The Dinner Party,”, 1978

Brooklyn Museum

, 'Sojourner Truth #2 Test Plate from The Dinner Party,' ca. 1978, Brooklyn Museum

Judy Chicago

Sojourner Truth #2 Test Plate from The Dinner Party, ca. 1978

Brooklyn Museum

, 'Illuminated Capital Letter for Anna van Schurman from The Dinner Party,' 1977, Brooklyn Museum

Judy Chicago

Illuminated Capital Letter for Anna van Schurman from The Dinner Party, 1977

Brooklyn Museum

, 'Study for C. Herschel, S. Anthony, E. Blackwell, and E. Smyth plates from The Dinner Party,' 1978, Brooklyn Museum

Judy Chicago

Study for C. Herschel, S. Anthony, E. Blackwell, and E. Smyth plates from The Dinner Party, 1978

Brooklyn Museum

, 'Christina of Sweden (Great Ladies Series),' 1973, Brooklyn Museum

Judy Chicago

Christina of Sweden (Great Ladies Series), 1973

Brooklyn Museum

, 'Judy Chicago and Others Working in “The Dinner Party” Needlework Loft,' 1978, Brooklyn Museum

Judy Chicago

Judy Chicago and Others Working in “The Dinner Party” Needlework Loft, 1978

Brooklyn Museum

, 'Judy Chicago in “The Dinner Party” China Painting Studio,' 1975, Brooklyn Museum

Judy Chicago

Judy Chicago in “The Dinner Party” China Painting Studio, 1975

Brooklyn Museum

, 'Study for Virginia Woolf from The Dinner Party,' 1978, Brooklyn Museum

Judy Chicago

Study for Virginia Woolf from The Dinner Party, 1978

Brooklyn Museum

, 'Study for Emily Dickinson from The Dinner Party,' 1977, Brooklyn Museum

Judy Chicago

Study for Emily Dickinson from The Dinner Party, 1977

Brooklyn Museum

, 'Mary Wollstonecraft, Gridded Runner Drawing from The Dinner Party,' , Brooklyn Museum

Judy Chicago

Mary Wollstonecraft, Gridded Runner Drawing from The Dinner Party

Brooklyn Museum

, 'China-painting Color Test Plates from The Dinner Party,' 1974, Brooklyn Museum

Judy Chicago

China-painting Color Test Plates from The Dinner Party, 1974

Brooklyn Museum

, 'Thursday Night Potluck with “The Dinner Party” Workers,' 1978, Brooklyn Museum

Judy Chicago

Thursday Night Potluck with “The Dinner Party” Workers, 1978

Brooklyn Museum

, 'Judy Chicago in “The Dinner Party” China Painting Studio,' 1975, Brooklyn Museum

Judy Chicago

Judy Chicago in “The Dinner Party” China Painting Studio, 1975

Brooklyn Museum

, 'The Dinner Party,' , Brooklyn Museum

Judy Chicago

The Dinner Party

Brooklyn Museum

, 'Cartoon for Entryway Banner #2—And She Made for Them a Sign to See from The Dinner Party,' 1978, Brooklyn Museum

Judy Chicago

Cartoon for Entryway Banner #2—And She Made for Them a Sign to See from The Dinner Party, 1978

Brooklyn Museum

, 'Testing the Mound for The Dinner Party,' 1977, Brooklyn Museum

Judy Chicago

Testing the Mound for The Dinner Party, 1977

Brooklyn Museum

, 'Flesh Spreading Her Wings and Preparing to Fly,' 1974, Brooklyn Museum

Judy Chicago

Flesh Spreading Her Wings and Preparing to Fly, 1974

Brooklyn Museum

, '“The Dinner Party” Needlework Loft,' 1977, Brooklyn Museum

Judy Chicago

“The Dinner Party” Needlework Loft, 1977

Brooklyn Museum

, 'Judy Chicago Working in “The Dinner Party” Ceramics Studio,' 1977, Brooklyn Museum

Judy Chicago

Judy Chicago Working in “The Dinner Party” Ceramics Studio, 1977

Brooklyn Museum