1654179-1_superJudy Chicago – “The Dinner Party” In the Brooklyn Museum, view Judy Chicago’s The Dinner Party – 

Part I: Answer these questions below on loose-leaf. These are due by Monday, February 25. This counts as 50 % of the grade

1. Describe The Dinner Party. List all of its various components of a single place setting. Are they all the same or are they different? Explain

2.  How is this table different from a kitchen or dining table?

3. Why did Judy Chicago title this artwork The Dinner Party? What do you see to support your answer?

4. Why do you think Judy Chicago “invited” these individuals to her party? What would you overhear them discussing if the party took place? Please elaborate – choose two women seated close together and identify what they would be discussing – You need to think about time and what each of these women represent – DO NOT BE GENERIC!!!

5. Choose 1 place setting – Click on browse – Look closely at the place setting. Describe the different colors, shapes, lines, and textures. What materials do you see? Do you notice any symbols? What do they represent? Who does this place setting belong to? Judy Chicago wanted to celebrate this woman’s accomplishments. Why do you think this woman was invited to attend The Dinner Party?

Part II: This can be done as a team (two) 50% of the grade Choose a contemporary woman from today and create a place setting for her.  This can be created a number of different ways – You choose your own medium but be sure to choose, colors, shapes, writing, or any other objects to reflect the significance of this female today –   You cannot choose an American. You may create this at home and prepare the table and photograph it and present it to the class. You need to submit your choice no later than this Friday 2/15 and work on this over the break.

Here is a list of women who you may want to consider!

Your choices should reflect how these women have made a difference and their long term influence

  • Malala Yousufzai Little girl shot in Afghanistan for trying to preserve education rights for girls
  •  Indira Gandhi  – PM of India 
  • Golda Meir – Prime Minister of Israel
  • Margaret Thatcher PM of Great Britain England
  • Benazir Bhutto  PM of Pakistan assassinated
  • Violeta Barrios de Chamorro President of Nicaragua
  • Khaleda Zia PM of Bangladesh)
  • Corazon Aquino  president of the Philipines
  • Agathe Uwilingiyimana  PM of Rwanda assassinated by Hutus
  • Maria de Lourdes Pintasiglo PM of Portugal
  • Dilma Rousseff – President of Brazil
  • Laura Chinchilla – President of Costa Rica
  • Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner – President of Argentina
  • Leymah Gbowee – Liberian Peace activist
  • Ellen Johnson Sirleaf – President of Liberia
  • Shirin Ebadi – Iranian peace activist
  • Wangari Maathai – Green Activist in Kenya
  • Rigoberta Menchú – Guatemala working for indigenous people
  • Aung San Suu Kyi – Mynamar – human rights
  • Mother Teresa – Service of the poor
  • Anna Politkovskaya – assassinated foe criticizing Vladimir Putin


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