Celebrate a feminist pioneer, the artist named Cohen by birth, Gerowitz by marriage and Chicago by choice, in her boundary-pushing path investigating representations of femininity and womanhood in art.
This virtual talk on the de Young Museum exhibition is a retrospective of the varied work by Judy Chicago, a groundbreaking, innovative artist of many media. Chicago has, from the very outset of her career, broken barriers by her use of materials and her insistence on espousing feminism. Now 80, Chicago is intent on insuring that her work is not lost, and her legacy is recognized for future women and even male, artists. Organized on the heels of the fortieth anniversary of the first presentation of The Dinner Party in San Francisco and presented in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote across the entire United States, the exhibition pays homage to an artist of exceptional foresight and consequence whose lifelong fight against the suppression and erasure of women’s creativity has finally come full circle.
Anne Burns Johnson has been a docent at the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco since 2011. She is also a docent at the Crocker Museum in Sacramento. Anne’s background is in senior services, affordable housing, and healthcare. Until 2020, she was the Executive Director of the Institute for Senior Living, a think tank for a select group of CEOs. Previously, Anne was the CEO of a statewide association, now called Leading Age California, representing not-for-profit providers of senior housing and services.
Featured artwork above: Hatching the Universe Egg, 1984, Judy Chicago
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