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About the Collection
Judy Chicago is a feminist artist, author, and educator best known for The Dinner Party, a multi-media art installation honoring women in history, created with the participation of hundreds of volunteers between 1974 and 1979. This collection consists of textual, photographic, graphic, and audiovisual materials related to Judy Chicago's art and pedagogy. This includes the records of courses taught at California State Polytechnic University, Duke University, Indiana University, Vanderbilt University, and Western Kentucky University, as well as the development of the Dinner Party companion curriculum, and a number of Chicago's writings about art and education. Although some material is dated from the early 1970s, the bulk of the collection was created between 1994 and 2013.
This digital collection includes a selection of images, art objects, graphic design elements, and text that contain strong language, nudity, graphic content, and/or racially-sensitive content. The full content of these materials is being displayed in order to represent the materials in their original context. Additional materials from this collection may be accessed via a Pennsylvania State University log-in and the full collection is available upon request on-site at the Special Collections Library.