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Max Abelson sits down with urban planner and visual artist Theaster Gates and pioneering feminist artist Judy Chicago to discuss their work, their creativity and how they protect their imagination from the pressures of the market.

Judy Chicago and Nadya Tolokonnikova in Conversation

Please join us for a special book event with American feminist and contemporary artist Judy Chicago alongside Russian activist and founding member of Pussy Riot, Nadya Tolokonnikova. To launch the paperback edition of The Flowering, Through the Flower Art Space will host a discussion between Chicago and Tolokonnikova moderated by Tonya Turner Carroll.

Dr. Michael Nutkiewicz - Through the Lens of Treblinka: The Changing Relevance of the Holocaust

Thank you to Dr. Michael Nutkiewicz, one of Judy Chicago and Donald Woodman’s mentors on the “Holocaust Project” and the former Director of The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, for presenting this lively talk at Through The Flower Art Space. To learn more about the relevance of the Holocaust today, please visit “The Holocaust Project and the Legacy of Genocide” on view at Through the Flower Art Space May 4, 2023 – December 2023.

'The Dinner Party' Leftovers in Conversation

After a screening of Johanna Demetrakas’ historic film “Right Out of History: The Making of Judy Chicago’s ‘Dinner Party'”, Through the Flower hosted a discussion with ‘Dinner Party’ participants Kate Amend, Diane Gelon, and Juliet Myers. Juliet once humorously referred to them all as ‘Dinner Party Leftovers’, but now they’ve reached the point where they are ‘Dinner Party Dessert’. In addition to the people who attended in person, over 470 tuned in live on Judy Chicago’s Instagram.

"Revisiting The Dinner Party: Why It's Important Now" with Judy Chicago and Diane Gelon

Through the Flower hosted a conversation with Judy Chicago and Diane Gelon, former “The Dinner Party” coordinator and current president of the board of Through the Flower. Their presentation, “Revisiting The Dinner Party: Why It’s Important Now,” highlighted “The Dinner Party” and discussed some of the 1038 women represented in terms of their insights, many of which seem particularly pertinent to the challenges we face today.

Womanhouse Q&A with Judy Chicago, Diane Gelon, Kate Amend and Johanna Demetrakas

On Saturday, August 27, Through the Flower Art Space held a film viewing of “Womanhouse”. Judy Chicago had a lively discussion with “Womanhouse” film director Johanna Demetrakas, award-winning film editor Kate Amend, and Through the Flower Board President Diane Gelon.

Forever de Young

“Forever de Young” is a multicolored, open-air performance created by the artist Judy Chicago as part of her exhibition “Judy Chicago: A Retrospective”, now on view at the de Young Museum. It will take place on a 27-foot-high trapezoidal scaffold directly in front of the museum on Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive. The performance employs non-toxic color pigments that mix with the wind and light to create spectral color effects. “Forever de Young” is sponsored by Jordan D. Schnitzer in memory of his late mother Arlene Schnitzer (1929-2020), Board of Trustees and Acquisitions Committee 2006-2015.

CBS Sunday Morning

NEWS FLASH; After months of having to keep this under wraps, we are thrilled to announce that on Sunday, January 2nd, CBS Sunday Morning will present a segment on me and my work. I had the great pleasure of being interviewed by the formidable journalist, Martha Teichner. What a great way to start 2022!

Judy Chicago and Kevin Kwan in Conversation

The last few months have been incredibly busy with both the launch of “The Flowering” and the opening of my first retrospective. The initial launch of the book was done at Through the Flower Art Space in Belen, NM and live streamed around the U.S. and the U.K. I was fortunate that my dear friend and internationally best selling author, Kevin Kwan, agreed to do this conversation with me.

Judy Chicago Honored at the de Young Museum Gala

We thought we’d share my remarks at the de Young Museum’s “On the Edge” benefit along with my good friend and international bestselling author Kevin Kwan’s incredible introduction. The charming landscape architect, Walter Hood, and I were honored at the Gala on November 5th and I received another standing ovation.

Softening the Land Art Scene: Judy Chicago’s Atmospheres

Judy Chicago in conversation with William L. Fox, Peter E. Pool Director, Center for Art + Environment at the Nevada Museum of Art. Judy Chicago’s response to the monumental Earthworks of the American West was nearly simultaneous with their production. Beginning in 1968, Chicago embarked on a series of ephemeral Atmospheres performances using colored smokes and fireworks in the desert that were intended to “soften that macho Land Art scene.”

This event is presented as part of the Art + Environment Season: Land Art Past, Present, Futures.

Judy Chicago in conversation with Anne Pasternak and Catherine Morris

Judy Chicago discusses her latest memoir, The Flowering, with Museum Director Anne Pasternak and Catherine Morris, Sackler Senior Curator, Elizabeth A Sackler Center for Feminist Art. The influential feminist artist reflects on her trailblazing career spanning over five decades—including her magnum opus The Dinner Party, which shifted the field of western art history—and her ongoing commitment to the power of art as a tool for social change.

Forever de Young: A Judy Chicago Performance

Judy Chicago’s multicolored, open-air Atmospheres performance, Forever de Young, took place in front of the main entrance to the de Young museum on October 16, 2021. Hear from Judy Chicago and watch highlights from the performance livestream in this short video.

“Forever de Young” is sponsored by Jordan D. Schnitzer in memory of his late mother Arlene Schnitzer (1929-2020), Board of Trustees and Acquisitions Committee 2006-2015.

Forever de Young

“Forever de Young” is a multicolored, open-air performance created by the artist Judy Chicago as part of her exhibition “Judy Chicago: A Retrospective”, now on view at the de Young Museum. It took place on a 27-foot-high trapezoidal scaffold directly in front of the museum on Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive. The performance employs non-toxic color pigments that mix with the wind and light to create spectral color effects.

“Forever de Young” is sponsored by Jordan D. Schnitzer in memory of his late mother Arlene Schnitzer (1929-2020), Board of Trustees and Acquisitions Committee 2006-2015.

Judy Chicago: Making Change

Judy Chicago: Making Change is a short documentary on the making of the artist’s very first retrospective exhibition, “Judy Chicago: A Retrospective”. Through the voice of friends, collaborators, and creatives operating in various industries—and the artist herself—this film highlights the depth, variety, rigor, and consistent radicality of Chicago’s artistic practice spanning 60 years. Shot in three distinct locations by an all-women production crew, the film includes footage of Judy’s home and workspace in Belen, New Mexico, and the newly installed exhibition at the de Young museum. It features interviews with author Kevin Kwan, fashion designer Maria Grazia Chiuri, art historian Jenni Sorkin, FAMSF contemporary art curator Claudia Schmuckli, lifelong friend and collaborator Diane Gelon, and Judy Chicago herself.

Salon 94: Conversation with Judy Chicago and Gloria Steinem

Watch Judy Chicago in conversation with the inspiring Gloria Steinem, held at the new Salon 94 where Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn prepared a lovely event for the launch of The Flowering: The Autobiography of Judy Chicago, published by Thames and Hudson USA for which Gloria wrote the best foreword.

Brooklyn Talks: Maria Grazia Chiuri and Judy Chicago

Celebrate the opening of Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams with a behind-the-scenes conversation between Maria Grazia Chiuri, creative director of Dior women’s collections and the first female designer to helm the house, and trailblazing artist Judy Chicago. The conversation is moderated by Samira Nasr, editor-in-chief of Harper’s BAZAAR, and takes place from within The Dinner Party, the centerpiece of the Brooklyn Museum’s Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art.

Chiuri and Chicago discuss The Female Divine—their collaborative architectural installation that served as the backdrop in Paris, France, for the Dior Haute Couture Spring–Summer 2020 show. Consisting of twenty-one velvet banners with embroidered questions such as, “What if women ruled the world?,” The Female Divine offers a springboard for their dialogue about the intersections of fashion, feminism, and leadership.

Introducing the Exhibition: A Conversation with Judy Chicago

Join us to celebrate the opening of “Judy Chicago: A Retrospective” with a special conversation between artist Judy Chicago and exhibition curator, Claudia Schmuckli, Curator-in-Charge of Contemporary Art and Programming, and learn more about Chicago’s artistic career and her first retrospective at the de Young museum.

Author Talk: Artist Judy Chicago | PBS Books

Watch Judy Chicago’s fantastic talk with Jessica Porter, executive director of ArtTable, Inc, for PBS Books that aired last night! Over 3,000 people viewed the conversation on Facebook Live and thousands more on YouTube where they discussed her just released definitive autobiography, The Flowering.

"Diamonds in the Sky" by Judy Chicago

A new, site-specific Smoke Sculpture™ by Judy Chicago performed outside of Through the Flower Art Space in Belen, NM

"CONFINED" by Judy Chicago

Judy Chicago discusses her exhibition, “CONFINED” at Through the Flower art space in Belen, New Mexico.

Judy Chicago in conversation with Swoon

Judy Chicago in conversation with the artist Swoon, aka Caledonia Curry.

On Fire: Judy Chicago Fireworks with Photographs by Donald Woodman

Join me on a virtual tour of our latest exhibition “On Fire: Judy Chicago Fireworks with Photographs by Donald Woodman” will be on view at Through the Flower Art Space, which currently closed but will reopen to the public when it is safe again.

The spectacular set of the Dior Spring-Summer 2020 show

From this bird’s eye view of the Musée Rodin, discover the Judy Chicago’s installation, ‘The Female Divine’, due to be unveiled today at the Dior haute couture Spring-Summer 2020 show. At the invitation of Maria Grazia Chiuri, the artist designed a spectacular set reproducing an immense goddess figure that she originally designed in the 1970s, but was never produced. In the words of the Creative Director of Dior women’s collections, “fashion and its mediatization in the contemporary context constitutes a unique framework for the transmission of stories that goes beyond clothing”. The installation will be open to the public for one week following the presentation.

Dior x Judy Chicago couture collaboration

Judy Chicago, the pioneering American feminist artist, discusses how her collaboration with Dior and Creative Director, Maria Grazia Chiuri, led to the realization of a long-held project which also acted as the astonishing location for the Dior Spring-Summer 2020 Haute Couture show. JUDY CHICAGO® is a registered trademark and all her works, including the banners in The Female Divine, are protected by US and international copyright laws. All rights reserved.

The Making Of The Embroidered Banners From The Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2020 Show Set

On the occasion of the Dior haute couture Spring-Summer 2020 show by Maria Grazia Chiuri, discover the making of the embroidered banners adorning the show venue designed by Judy Chicago, one of the founders of the feminist art movement, at the invitation of our Creative Director of women’s collections. These exceptional creations were produced by Chanakya School of Craft, an embroidery school in India supported by Dior, with the aim of empowering female students in a country where embroidery savoir-faire is internationally recognized but traditionally a man’s domain.

The Dior Spring-Summer 2020 Haute Couture Collection

Watch the Dior Spring-Summer 2020 haute couture show by Maria Grazia Chiuri live as if you were in the front row, right as it happens!

C-SPAN JULY 26, 1990 The Dinner Party

Congressional debate on The Dinner Party.

PBS Art Loft Season 7: Judy Chicago: A Reckoning

Judy Chicago: A Reckoning, explores decades of the artist’s work and how her feminist pieces grew and developed through the present. The exhibit is on display until April 21, 2019 and admission is free! We also take you to her public performance, “A Purple Poem for Miami” in Miami’s Design District. This public smoke show was a year in the making and is reminiscent of her early smoke art.

ICA Miami Livestream: A Purple Poem for Miami

Tune in to watch Judy Chicago’s site-specific fireworks piece at Jungle Plaza in the Miami Design District. This performance is presented in partnership with the Miami Design District and The New Tropic, and as part of ICA Performs, ICA Miami’s signature platform for the development of new and recent works from leading performance artists.

Smoke Goddess: Judy Chicago in conversation with Philipp Kaiser

On January 24, 2019, artist and icon Judy Chicago held a conversation with curator Philipp Kaiser at the Nevada Museum of Art. During this incredible evening, the two discussed Chicago’s work from the early 1970s and her response to the male-dominated Land Art scene. Chicago’s Atmospheres were pyrotechnic performances with the goal of feminizing the environment and reclaiming the landscape. Chicago’s work was featured in the exhibition “Laid Bare in the Landscape,” on view from September 28, 2018, through January 27, 2019

Art Basel: Meet the Artists

‘Humankind is represented by mankind … Fake news!’, said Judy Chicago, laughing, when she met Art Basel’s video team at the Institute of Contemporary Art Miami. Most of the artist’s forty-year-long career has been spent debunking that myth. Her best-known work, The Dinner Party (1974-1979), celebrates the role of women throughout history. The monumental installation has drawn over one million of visitors since its first display and is now permanently housed at the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum in New York City. The Birth Project is presented in ‘A Reckoning’, Chicago’s focussed retrospective at the Institute of Contemporary Art Miami. In this exclusive interview, she revisits a body of work that, three decades later, has lost nothing of its urgency.

Art Basel: Judy Chicago and Jeffrey Deitch

Judy Chicago is a leading Feminist artist, writer, and educator. Her famous collective work The Dinner Party (1974–79) is permanently installed at the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum, New York. Chicago pioneered Feminist art and art education through a unique program for women at California State University, Fresno, a pedagogical approach that she has continued to develop over the years. She has exhibited worldwide and is the author of numerous books. Her feminist and humanist work fights against injustices to all living beings and stands as impactful now as it was five decades ago. During this talk, Chicago discusses her artistic practice, what it means to be a feminist and where we stand now in the struggle for gender equality and the recognition of female artists.

School of the Art Institute (SAIC) 2018 Commencement Speech

Artist Judy Chicago will deliver the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s commencement address, May 14, 2018. Chicago will also receive an honorary doctorate. Artists and SAIC alumni Teresa Burga and Rashid Johnson and architect Stanley Tigerman will also be awarded honorary doctorates. Nine hundred students across the school’s undergraduate, graduate, and post-baccalaureate division will also receive degrees. “The School of the Art Institute of Chicago is honored to welcome Judy Chicago, Stanley Tigerman, Rashid Johnson, and Teresa Burga into the class of 2018,” SAIC president Elissa Tenny said. “Through their work and scholarship, these citizen artists address contemporary issues and exemplify the values that make SAIC a school of art and design that is distinct from any other.”

Judy Chicago in conversation with Marci Kwon, Assistant Professor of Art History at Stanford.

Judy Chicago is an artist, author, feminist, educator, and intellectual whose career now spans five decades. Chicago has remained steadfast in her commitment to the power of art as a vehicle for intellectual transformation and social change and to women’s right to engage in the highest level of art production. She is in conversation with Marci Kwon, Assistant Professor of Art History. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The Burt and Deedee McMurtry Lecture is a program of the Anderson Collection at Stanford University, presented this year in partnership with Stanford Live.

PBS' To The Contrary -Woman Thought Leader: Judy Chicago

We highlight Judy Chicago’s art journey in creating the genre of feminist art. Chicago talks about her famous installation: The Dinner Party and the importance of institutions like the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

Brooklyn Museum Facebook Live: Roots of The Dinner Party

You think you know The Dinner Party (1974–1979)? Explore the roots of Judy Chicago’s most influential and widely known work with the iconic artist herself, along with #dinnerpartyroots curator Carmen Hermo. The mini-tour will be followed by a Q&A.

SFMOMA Presents: Judy Chicago- The Female Aesthetic

Feminist artist Judy Chicago describes her journey towards embracing a female sensibility. From her days as an emerging artist trying to be taken seriously in the art world, to the moment she started making work as her true self, Chicago has always questioned the traditional idea of a “universal” aesthetic.


Artists Judy Chicago and Jayna Zweiman discuss issues of feminism and political activism that permeate their practices, from The Dinner Party to the Pussyhat and Welcome Blanket projects. The talk took place on November 4, 2017 in the Gordon Parks Arts Hall at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools and was moderated by Alison Gass, Dana Feitler Director of the Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago. Presented by the Smart Museum in partnership with EXPO CHICAGO as part of /Dialogues.

NMWA Presents: Judy Chicago on Womanhouse

Judy Chicago shares her memories of Womanhouse, a groundbreaking feminist art installation from 1972. Organized by Chicago and Miriam Shapiro, in association with the Feminist Art Program at California Institute of the Arts, Womanhouse featured the work of twenty three women and explored issues related to feminine ideas of domesticity. Filmed in Washington D.C. in April, 2017. This video is part of the Judy Chicago Visual Archive at the The Betty Boyd Dettre Library & Research Center at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

NMWA Presents FRESH TALK: Amplify - Judy Chicago

In the first Fresh Talk of the 2017–18 season, feminist art pioneer Judy Chicago joins in conversation with Alison Gass, director of the University of Chicago’s Smart Museum of Art, about Chicago’s ongoing dedication to amplifying women’s voices.

Pussy Power: Judy Chicago

From her broad-ranging, beautiful “central core” imagery to her eccentric feline iconography, Judy Chicago has been associated with images of “pussy power” and female agency. Chicago changed the way we look at women’s history, feminist arts and crafts, and the political relevance of culture. Her internationally-acclaimed installation The Dinner Party made its debut at SFMOMA in 1979 and she hasn’t had a solo show in the Bay Area since. Watch this art legend for a conversation on her life and career, from her Jewish roots (her father came from twenty-three generations of rabbis), to her interest in human rights, to her search for feminist aesthetic forms and beyond. Now 78 years old, she also discusses her perspective on aging, optimism and the state of the women’s movement today.

Judy Chicago- "I'm an artist and a Troublemaker" | TateShots

To tie in with the 50th anniversary of the Beatles album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, artist and author Judy Chicago has created a mural on the walls of the Grain Silo in Liverpool which responds to the lyrics of the song Fixing a Hole. Video by TateShots about Judy Chicago’s life as an artist and experience of creating her mural Four Lads From Liverpool.

Judy Chicago: Four Lads From Liverpool

Here Judy discusses mural on site in Liverpool

Chad Alligood and Judy Chicago at Form and Concept in Santa Fe, NM, February 10, 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. A Q & A followed with Chad and Judy. Over 300 people viewed the talk sponsored by WISC (Women’s International Study Center) held at the Form and Concept Gallery in Santa Fe. 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.

Crystal Bridges Museum Distinguished Speaker Series: Judy Chicago

Judy Chicago and Crystal Bridges Museum Curator Chad Alligood in conversation Crystal Bridges Museum, Bentonville, Arkansas, September 16, 2016

Why Not Judy Chicago?

Azkuna Zentroa created this video introduction to the traveling exhibition Why Not Judy Chicago?, curated by Xabier Arakistain. The exhibition is organized by Azkuna Zentroa and CAPC Musée d’Art Contemporain de Bordeaux. Azkuna Zentroa, Bilbao, Spain, October 8, 2015 – January 10, 2016 CAPC Musée d’Art Contemporain de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France, March 9 – September 4, 2016

Judy Chicago: Five Decades

Judy Chicago discusses her career spanning over five decades and shows highlights of work from different projects, series and periods, culminating in a discussion about her most recent work in glass.

Saturday with Judy

Judy Chicago in conversation with Dr. Jonathan D. Katz about ReViewing PowerPlay, July 7, 2012, moderated by Merry Scully at the New Mexico Museum of Art. The exhibition, ReViewing PowerPlay, was held at David Richard Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.

Pomona - A Conversation with My Younger Self, October 9, 2011, Pomona College, Clarement, CA

Judy Chicago was invited to comment upon a lecture that she had delivered in 1971 at Pomona College