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

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Roots of “The Dinner Party”: History in the Making
Friday, October 20, 2017
Contact brooklynmuseum.org/eascfa

Roots of “The Dinner Party”: History in the Makingis the first museum exhibition to examine Chicago’s evolving plans for The Dinner Partyin depth, detailing its development as a multilayered artwork, a triumph of collaborative art-making,and a testament to the power of historical revisionism. Chicago’s ambitious research project combatted the absence of women from mainstream historical narratives and blazed the trail for feminist art historical methodologies in an era of social change. It also validated mediums traditionally considered the domain of women and domestic labor, as Chicagostudied and experimented with China painting, porcelain,and needlework. The exhibition presents rarely seen test plates, research documents, ephemera, notebooks,and preparatory drawings from 1971 through 1979 alongside The Dinner Party,encouraging exploration of its formal, conceptual,and materialprogress.Roots of “The Dinner Party”is the final exhibition in A Year of Yes: Reimagining Feminism at the Brooklyn Museum, a yearlong series of exhibitions celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Elizabeth A. SacklerCenter for Feminist Art.

Location Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum
This event runs from October 20, 2017–March 4, 2018.