Judy Chicago

From Apr ’08 Spotlight:World-renown artist Judy Chicago will be speaking at Women and Children First bookstore located at 5233 North Clark Street in Andersonville on Tuesday April 22.

As I explained last year when CUNY Professor Gail Levin came to Spertus to read from her book Becoming Judy Chicago: A Biography of the Artist, Chicago was born Judith Sylvia Cohen. In 1970, though, she rejected both her birth name and her married name (Judy Gerowitz), choosing her new name because “friends tended to identify her as ‘Judy from Chicago’” based on her distinctive accent.

After years in transition, Chicago’s best known work is now on permanent display at the Brooklyn Museum’s new Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, and Chicago has just published a book about it called The Dinner Party: From Creation to Preservation.

Her WCF appearance, scheduled to begin at 7:30 PM, is free and open to the public, but space at WCF is limited, so arrive early if you want to be sure of a seat. For more information, visit www.womenandchildrenfirst.com.

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