The History of Through the Flower

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.

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Judy Chicago, Wing Two from The Dinner Party, 1974–79 Ceramic, porcelain, textile 576 × 576 in. (1463 × 1463 cm) Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation, 2002.10 © Judy Chicago/Artist Rights Society (ARS) New York; Photo ©Donald Woodman/ARS NY
Board and Staff

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

Kate Amend

Tonya Turner Carroll

Paula Castillo

Barbara Jaramillo

Megan Malcom-Morgan


Darcy Merante - Executive Director
Ginger Mercer - Administrative Director


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Judy Chicago - Founding Director