Judy Chicago: Five Decades
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Doors open at 6:30 p.m., Lecture begins at 7:00 p.m.
Mary Harris Auditorium, Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design
Seating is highly limited. Seat reservations for the RMCAD community (students, faculty, staff, alumni) opens Monday, September 29, 2014 at noon. Click here to RSVP.
Seat reservations for the general public opens on Tuesday, October 1, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Click here to RSVP.
In celebration of her 75th birthday and in concurrence with the exhibition Surveying Judy Chicago: 1970-2014 at RedLine, Denver, Judy Chicago will present an overview of her exceptional career in a lecture titled Judy Chicago: Five Decades. Chicago’s lecture will present a vital addition to the VASD Program’s series exploring identity and will review her contribution to contemporary discourse. Chicago’s work has taken many forms throughout her career. What remains unfaltering is the artist’s continuous championship for women’s rights to free expression, her advocacy for an expanded notion of the artist’s role in society, and an unabashed emphasis on women’s contributions to art, culture, and history.
About the Lecturer
Judy Chicago is an artist, author, feminist, educator, and intellectual whose career now spans over five decades. One of Chicago’s primary goals was to overcome the erasure of women’s achievements that is symbolically expressed in The Dinner Party, her monumental representation of women in Western Civilization—now permanently housed at the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum. Her influence both within and beyond the art community is evident through her inclusion in hundreds of publications throughout the world. Her art has been frequently exhibited in the United States as well as in Canada, Europe, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. In addition, a number of the books authored by the artist are published in foreign editions, bringing her art and philosophy to thousands of readers worldwide.
About the Exhibition: Surveying Judy Chicago: 1970–2014
Following her introductory lecture at the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design, RedLine will celebrate Chicago’s 75th birthday by presenting a survey of her work, with a special emphasis on her fiber works. Curated by Simon Zalkind, Curator and Director of Exhibitions at the Mizel Center for Arts and Culture, this exhibition is part of She Crossed the Line, RedLine’s yearlong focus on female artists.
Surveying Judy Chicago: 1970–2014
Curated by Simon Zalkind
October 17–December 28, 2014
Opening Reception on Friday, October 17, 2014
Member & VIP Reception at 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Public Reception at 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
2350 Arapahoe Street, Denver, CO 80205
More information at www.redlineart.org
The Identity Lecture Series
Judy Chicago: Five Decades is the second lecture in the VASD Program’s Identity lecture series. This lecture series investigates the ways creative thinkers are presenting, challenging, and manipulating the subject of identity in art, design, and culture.
Examining identity is pertinent to many facets of contemporary life including the incessant development and intimate integration of technology into daily life, the ease of travel and relocation, the changing recognition and validation of nontraditional gender roles and sexuality, the shifting perceptions of race, ethnicity, and immigration, and the increasingly normative occurrence of holding several different careers in a lifetime.
By surveying a section of creative viewpoints on this subject, this VASD lecture series explores various manifestations of today’s protean self.
The Visiting Artist, Scholar, and Designer Program explores critical, diverse, and creative inquiry. This interdisciplinary initiative enriches the academic experience at RMCAD and serves the greater Denver-metro community. For more on VASD, click here.