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DEC 20 2013–APR 27 2014
Over time, quilts have been revered as nostalgic emblems of the past, dismissed as women’s work, and hailed as examples of American ingenuity. This exhibition breaks new ground by examining quilts through the lens of contemporary feminist theory. Revealing this medium’s shifting cultural status, the exhibition explores issues of anonymity versus authorship and fine art versus craft. The display showcases 35 18th–20th-century quilts from the Brooklyn Museum’s renowned decorative arts collection.
JAN 17–APR 13 2014
Since 1970, prominent feminist artist Judy Chicago has been creating art with the intention of influencing and changing societal norms. Her iconic body of work from the ’70s, including preparatory art for The Dinner Party, demonstrates her firm belief in the power of art to redress gender inequalities. This exhibition honors Chicago’s commitment to the feminist struggle on the occasion of her 75th birthday.