Crocker Art Museum Announces Surveying Judy Chicago. 1970-2010

The Crocker Art Museum presents Surveying Judy Chicago: 1970-2010 an exhibition on view MARCH 3 – MAY 13, 2012.

Judy Chicago, Untitled Test Plate #6, 1974. China paint on porcelain, 14 in. in diameter, 1 1/4 in. in depth. © Judy Chicago

A seminal figure in contemporary American art, artist and feminist Judy Chicago produces thought-provoking, passionate, and at times controversial work. Unrestrained by medium, her work traverses china and acrylic painting to cast glass, printmaking, and textiles. Her most famous project, The Dinner Party, 1974-79, catapulted her onto the international stage. Its initial display in San Francisco in 1979 drew enormous crowds and brought the power of women’s voices to the forefront of contemporary art. Chicago’s career-long focus on making her voice and the voices of others heard continued in the Birth Project, 1980-85, the Holocaust Project: From Darkness into Light, 1985-1993, and Resolutions: A Stitch in Time, 1994-2000. Diverse works culled from these projects comprise this survey of Chicago’s groundbreaking career. –

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