Since its founding in 1977, Through the Flower's mission is to highlight women's achievements and create a cultural legacy built upon the vision embodied by the work of Judy Chicago through education, exhibition, and preservation. Our work evolves from the philosophy of Judy Chicago who is committed to the idea that every individual has something worthwhile to say. This philosophy has guided her collaborative art projects, educational programs, and her approach to organizational structures.
Through the Flower was founded by Judy Chicago in 1977 as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization to manage the overwhelming public support of The Dinner Party (1974-1979). Since its inception, Through the Flower's activities have focused on education and continues to engage in numerous initiatives aimed at providing opportunities for learning about women's history through art.Read More
Through the Flower has a small, very active, Board of Directors and staff who—like their predecessors—are committed to educating a broad public about the importance of art and its power in countering the erasure of women's achievements.
Board of Directors
Diane Gelon - President
Judy Chicago - Acting Vice President
Donald Woodman - Secretary/Treasurer
Tonya Turner Carroll
Darcy Merante - Executive Director
Ginger Mercer - Administrative Director