Let’s Dig In! Judy Chicago’s “The Dinner Party”


It’s hard to believe that Judy Chicago’s iconic feminist artwork, “The Dinner Party,” was once panned by a New York Times art critic. Fortunately, those days are past (I hope).

A recent retrospective article in the NYT examines the history of reactions to Chicago’s work, now housed at the Brooklyn Museum.



Christine de Pizan

Chicago has hard-earned wisdom from this experience to share. ““Early on, [a friend] told me: ‘Never read reviews. Just count the column inches and the number of pictures,’ advice I heeded for many years. And given the vicissitudes of my career, it was really good advice.”

To see more of these amazing place settings featuring a number of medieval women, look here and…dig in!

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