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Collapse news Heritage Project: Edinburgh, Scotland (April 2017)

The Action for Children organization, based in Edinburgh, Scotland has chosen Judy Chicago's The Dinner Party, as inspiration for their “Heritage Project.” The aim of the project is to reach out to young women from diverse communities to discuss issues of identity and consider the importance of female role models. The participants will conduct research in order to produce a piece of visual art that represents important female figures for black and minority ethnic women and girls. For six months, the young women will participate in workshops during which they will learn research techniques and artistic skills ranging from painting to handbuilding with clay materials. Their final works will be on display at The Modern Art gallery in Edinburgh beginning in early June.

Collapse news Be No More – Judy Chicago’s immersive dry ice installation at SFMOMA (March 2017)

For the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art's one year anniversary celebration of their building's massive remodeling project, Judy Chicago has designed a new immersive dry ice installation that will be constructed in the museum's Howard Street corridor. On April 26th, 2017, forty tons of dry ice will be used to build unique structures that will be illuminated by dozens of road flares. As the blocks of dry ice sublimate into the surrounding environment, architectural elements will “disappear into the fog.” The piece builds on Chicago's past dry ice performances intended to “disappear” the surrounding environment. The clouds of smoke from fireworks or vapors of sublimated dry ice, work to soften the hard geometry of nearby buildings, often rendering them nearly invisible as they are replaced by a colorful fog. For this exciting new dry ice piece, the artist's aim is to create a visual metaphor for a troubling new reality, “alternative truths.”

Collapse news Judy Chicago Liverpool Mural Project (March 2017)

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' iconic album, Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, the city of Liverpool has initiated a multisite celebration incorporating artists and performers from the UK and abroad. Judy Chicago has been selected by Tate Liverpool to participate in this citywide project. Her contribution will consist of a 40ft tall mural based on the albums song, Fixing a Hole. In designing the mural's imagery, Judy “tried to honor the incredible path that took four lads from Liverpool to stardom and allowed [her] to link [her] natural color sense to the psychedelic hues that dominated so much of the 1960's popular art.” The mural will be painted on the side of a 90 foot high, early 20th century grain silo, and will be a featured work for the celebration which runs May 25 - June 16. The preview of the mural is scheduled on June 1st.

Click here for more Sgt. Pepper 50th Anniversary Event Info.

Collapse news Judy Chicago Art Education Award: Funded by Author Faye Kellerman (March 2017)

This year's Judy Chicago Art Education Award at Penn State was presented to Leah Krueger, Jessica Provow, and Anne Baker from Virginia Beach Middle School for their project, Creating Tribute: The Judy Chicago Project. Taking their inspiration from The Dinner Party, the 8th grade students were challenged to identify and research people who have “changed the world for the better.” After group discussions about the qualities of the nominees, including NASA scientist, Kate Rubins and Olympic gold medalist, Misty May, students translated these qualities into visual symbols which were incorporated into their designs. Using clay as their primary material, these designs were constructed into place settings that were displayed in the students' middle school building and will later be exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Virginia Beach, VA. The participating students commented that they had “never created art like this before,” and found the project both challenging and inspiring.

Click here to read the award-winning curriculum.

Collapse news Chad Alligood and Judy Chicago at form & concept (March 2017)

Chad Alligood, curator at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas, gave a lively presentation on Judy Chicago's minimalist works on February 10, 2017 at form & concept in Santa Fe, NM. A Q & A followed with Chad and Judy, with over 300 people viewing the talk sponsored by WISC (Women's International Study Center). Chad was in residence at WISC to draft an essay for an upcoming monograph on Judy Chicago to be published by the National Museum of Women in the Arts. This volume will offer new scholarship on a variety of specialized topics throughout the artist's career.

Click here to watch the video.

Collapse news Judy Chicago’s Birth Project: Born Again (September 2016)

The Birth Project — created by Judy Chicago between 1980 and 1985 in collaboration with 150 needleworkers — was the first body of contemporary art to comprehensively address the range of experiences associated with childbirth. Born Again, an exhibition curated by Dr. Viki Thompson Wylder, will open on September 23rd, 2016 at Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts. Click here for more information and full programming details.

Current and Upcoming Events 2017

Around the Country

San Francisco, CA

Be No More

Immersive dry ice installation by Judy Chicago
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
San Francisco, CA
April 26, 2017

San Francisco, CA

Judy Chicago’s Pussies

Jessica Silverman Gallery
San Francisco, CA
September 6 – 30, 2017

Brooklyn, NY

Roots of The Dinner Party

Curated by Carmen Hermo

Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art
Brooklyn Museum
Brooklyn, NY
October 20, 2017 – April 21, 2018

Around the World

Vienna, Austria

The Female Side of God: Jewish Perspectives on Gender and Holiness

Jewish Museum Hohenems
Vienna, Austria
April 30 – October, 2017

Vienna/Karlsruhe/Stavanger/Brno

Feminist Avantgarde of the 1970s. Works from the Sammlung Verbund Collection, Vienna

Traveling exhibition by Sammlung Verbund
Curated by Gabriele Schor

Museum of Modern Art
Vienna, Austria
May 4 – September 10, 2017

ZKM – Zentrum fur Kunst und Medientechnologie
Karlsruhe, Germany
November 18, 2017 – April 1, 2018

Stavanger Art Museum
Stavanger, Norway
June – September 2018

The Brno House of Arts
Brno, Czech Republic
December 2018 – March 2019

Liverpool, UK

Judy Chicago Mural – Fixing A Hole

Sgt Pepper 50th Anniversary Celebration
Stanley Dock
Liverpool, UK
May 25 – June 15, 2017