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Jane Gerhard

Judy Chicago’s first San Francisco opening

The de Young Museum in San Francisco is currently exhibiting a retrospective on feminist artist Judy Chicago (August 28- January 22, 2022). But the city has hosted her work before. In fact, in 1979, Judy Chicago first displayed her monumental piece The Dinner Party at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. I wrote about the event in my book on the piece and its feminist origins. Below I describe the excitement of that day in 1979, the enthusiasm unleashed by the work itself, and its spontaneous capacity to do the work of feminist consciousness-raising. Enjoy!

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Jane Gerhard

Judy Chicago’s first San Francisco opening

The de Young Museum in San Francisco is currently exhibiting a retrospective on feminist artist Judy Chicago (August 28- January 22, 2022). But the city has hosted her work before. In fact, in 1979, Judy Chicago first displayed her monumental piece The Dinner Party at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. I wrote about the event in my book on the piece and its feminist origins. Below I describe the excitement of that day in 1979, the enthusiasm unleashed by the work itself, and its spontaneous capacity to do the work of feminist consciousness-raising. Enjoy!

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Jane Gerhard writes about psychology and relationships, love and resiliency, dementia, anorexia and primates, in novels, memoirs and essays. History informs it all, either through deep research in libraries and archives or by way of memory and imagination.

Blog Posts
Jane Gerhard

Judy Chicago’s first San Francisco opening

The de Young Museum in San Francisco is currently exhibiting a retrospective on feminist artist Judy Chicago (August 28- January 22, 2022). But the city has hosted her work before. In fact, in 1979, Judy Chicago first displayed her monumental piece The Dinner Party at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. I wrote about the event in my book on the piece and its feminist origins. Below I describe the excitement of that day in 1979, the enthusiasm unleashed by the work itself, and its spontaneous capacity to do the work of feminist consciousness-raising. Enjoy!

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