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999 Women from 'The Dinner Party' ATC

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999 Women from 'The Dinner Party' ATC
Swap Coordinator:stregaluna (contact)
Swap categories: Themed  Art  Artist Trading Card (ATC) 
Number of people in swap:8
Location:International
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Last day to signup/drop:June 26, 2010
Date items must be sent by:July 26, 2010
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

The Dinner Party is a work created by Judy Chicago (with help from many artists and craftspeople) between 1974 and 1979. It has been on permanent exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum since 2007. The basic idea is a celebration of women throughout history via a table set for a dinner party. The guests are 39 mythical or historical women. Each woman is represented by a place setting, complete with ceramics and embroidered linens. Here is a link to the virtual tour from the Brooklyn Museum Website.

One element of this exhibit is the Heritage Floor (pictured above), which contains the names of 999 additional women, enscribed on ceramic tiles.

For this swap, you will choose one of the 999 women from the Heritage Floor using the database or the list at Wikipedia.

You will then create an ATC inspired by the woman you choose, using whatever media you like, and send to one partner.

I'd like to set up a blog or something to share pictures of the ATCs we create, but this will only happen with consensus of the participants. Comment below if you would like to post a picture of the ATC you create on the web or if you have any other ideas for improving this swap.

Discussion

user2637 06/ 7/2010 #

Your Wikipedia link does not go to Wikipedia.

stregaluna 06/ 7/2010 #

thanks, edited to correct link

Dakini55 06/ 7/2010 #

I was just in NYC and saw this amazing piece of art work. It was awesome...and just wonderful to see in person. Judy Chicago is one of my heroines!! Yes I think a blog would be a great idea. Dakini 55.

kawaiibuttons 06/ 7/2010 #

the museum link is not working....

stregaluna 06/ 7/2010 #

ok kawaiibuttons, thanks for letting me know. Please let me know if it works.

stregaluna 06/ 7/2010 #

Hi Dakini! I'm so glad you experienced it! For me, walking into the exhibit was very moving...entering a contemporary temple to the Goddess.

vitaminD 06/14/2010 #

I just wanted to let you know that I wrote an art history paper comparing the Dinner Party to a modern artist and it tickled my pickle to see someone made a swap, using the specific artwork. Lovely! Great ideas!

-Dee

stregaluna 06/18/2010 #

:) thanks

samjowers 06/19/2010 #

love this idea!

Electra 06/20/2010 #

I would love to post our ATC's!

SoBamboozled 06/20/2010 #

Great idea! And of course I would post a picture of my ATC :D

LittleCakes 06/23/2010 #

What a wonderful idea! I would love to post our ATC's Why not create a flickr group? Perfect place to post.

stregaluna 06/25/2010 #

I set up a blog page. Once we are assigned partners, I will set it so everyone can post their pictures.

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