JUDY CHICAGO // FIVE DECADES

In celebration of her 75th birthday and in concurrence with the exhibition Surveying Judy Chicago: 1970-2014 at RedLine, Denver, Judy Chicago presented an overview of her exceptional career in a lecture titled Judy Chicago: Five Decades. Chicago’s lecture was a vital addition to the VASD Program’s series exploring identity and reviewed her contribution to contemporary discourse as an impassioned artist, author, feminist, educator, and intellectual. Chicago’s work has taken many forms throughout her career. What remains unfaltering is the artist’s continuous championship for women’s right to free expression, her advocacy for an expanded notion of the artist’s role in society, and an unabashed emphasis on women’s contribution to art, culture, and history.