Women’s Studies Professors give Judy Chicago Friday Gallery Talks

Women’s Studies Professors give Judy Chicago Friday Gallery Talks

Women’s Studies professors Karen Keifer-Boyd, Wanda Knight, Gabeba Baderoon and Jennifer Wagner-Lawlor will be giving talks that are part of the Judy Chicago Friday Gallery Talks at the Palmer Museum of Art. Please join them:

Friday, January 31, 12:00 p.m. – 1 p.m. Judy Chicago Friday Gallery Talk: “Futures of Feminist Pasts”, by Karen Keifer-Boyd, Professor of Art education and Women’s Studies.

Friday, February 14, 12:00 p.m. – 1 p.m. Judy Chicago Gallery Conversation: “Mirror, mirror on the Wall, Who’s the Finest of Them All?: D(EVALUATION) of Black Female Beauty”, by Wanda Knight, Associate Professor of Art Education and Women’s Studies.

Friday, April 11, 12:00 p.m. – 1 p.m. Judy Chicago Gallery Conversation: “Judy Chicago and the Promise of Utopia”, by Jennifer Wagner-Lawlor, Associate Professor of English and Women’s Studies.

Friday, April 18, 12:00 p.m. – 1 p.m. Judy Chicago Gallery Conversation: “The Conversation Around the Table: Feminist Art and the Transnational,” by Gabeba Baderoon, Assistant Professor of Women’s Studies and African and African American studies.

Friday, April 25, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30p.m. Paper Views Exhibition: Judy Chicago Views Curated by Judy Chicago, artist, and Karen Keifer-Boyd, professor of art education and women’s studies Friday, April 25, 10:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Conversation with Karen Keifer-Boyd, 1:00 p.m. Print Study Room Palmer Museum of Art. 


For more information and a complete list of the Judy Chicago Friday Gallery Talks please go to:https://judychicago.arted.psu.edu/


About the Judy Chicago Art Education Collection

(quoted from the Judy Chicago Art Collection website: http://judychicago.arted.psu.edu/about/)

“The Judy Chicago Art Education Collection, one of the most important private collections of archival materials on feminist art education, is now open to the public at Penn State University Libraries, 104 Paterno Library, on the University Park campus, as well as online. The collection, housed in the University Archives in the Special Collections Library, includes videos, photographs, and notes on Chicago’s teaching projects.

The collection, a gift to the Libraries from artist, author, and educator Judy Chicago, complements The Dinner Party Curriculum Online Project, developed by Marilyn Stewart, Peg Speirs, and Carrie Nordlund, under the directorship of Marilyn Stewart, and in collaboration with Judy Chicago and Constance Bumgarner Gee, given by the Through the Flower organization (TTF) to Penn State’s College of Arts and Architecture for its art education program.

Karen Keifer-Boyd, professor of Art Education and Women’s Studies at Penn State and instrumental in Chicago’s interest in Penn State, notes, “Chicago’s collection will give Penn State students and visiting scholars an unprecedented opportunity to work with original source materials of a key founder of the Feminist Art Movement and a prolific artist to create a new corpus of work on the subject of feminist art pedagogy.”

Born in 1939 in Chicago, Illinois, Judy Chicago rose to fame in the 1970s and is best known for her 1974 monumental work “The Dinner Party,” the breathtaking, triangular table that is a symbolic history of women in western civilization and is now in the permanent collection of the Brooklyn Museum. She created three major collaborative projects afterwards: the “Birth Project,” “Holocaust Project,” and “Resolutions: A Stitch in Time.” She continues making thought-provoking art in new media today, including her work in glass since 2003. Chicago continues as the founding director of TTF.

An influential non-profit feminist art organization, founded in 1978, the mission of TTF is to educate a broad public about the importance of art and its power to emphasize women’s achievements. The Dinner Party Curriculum is considered living because learning and teaching are generative, fluid processes situated in changing times and places. Inquiry, research, creation, critical dialogue, and reflection in the pedagogically designed encounters of The Dinner Party offer transformative learning approaches toward diversity, social justice and equity. As teachers and students adapt encounters with feminist art, ideas and feminist art pedagogy within their own life experience, they will continue to create a living feminist art curriculum.”