In the hopes that I'll soon start a series focusing on the names of artists, this Friday is brought to you by Judy Chicago's The Dinner Party. It's generally considered the first large-scale feminist art installation in the Western world.
The Dinner Party is composed of a large triangular table with settings for 39 mythical and historical influential women, with the names of 999 other famous women inscribed on inner tiles.
Learn more about the work here: The Dinner Party
Wing I: From Prehistory to the Roman Empire
Wing II: From the Beginnings of Christianity to the Reformation
Eleanor of Aquitaine
Hildegarde of Bingen
Petronilla de Meath
Christine de Pisan
Anna van Schurman
Wing III: From the American to the Women's Revolution
Susan B. Anthony