Right Out of History: The Making of Judy Chicago’s ‘The Dinner Party’

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Join us for a special screening of Johanna Demetrakas’ documentary film, Right Out of History, followed by a discussion for the ‘inside story’ about “The Dinner Party” studio with Diane Gelon, Kate Amend and Juliet Myers, self-styled “DP Leftovers” as Juliet calls them. All three women have gone on to make significant careers but remain bonded by the experience they shared.

Doors open at 1:30 PM. Event begins promptly at 2:00 PM.

The event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited.

About the film: For five years, feminist artist Judy Chicago worked with a community of four hundred other artists, craftspeople and researchers to create The Dinner Party, a monumental tribute to women of spirit and accomplishment throughout the ages — women whose names have been banished “right out of history”. For over four of those five years, filmmaker Johanna Demetrakas followed the progress of The Dinner Party, recording for posterity the alternately painstaking and exhilarating process of creating this work of unprecedented. Right Out of History reveals the behind-the-scenes drama of this enormous undertaking — the meticulous research, the technical problems and financial pressures, and the amount of sheer physical labor involved in creating a symbolic history of women’s achievements. Judy Chicago commented that Right Out of History “is a unique document … the only record of a contemporary working community of artists, a community which provides insights into the ateliers, workshops and guilds of the past … it is the only record of a community of primarily women trying to transform their experience into a work of art.”

Directed and edited by Johanna Demetrakas. 

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Through the Flower Art Space, located at 107 Becker Avenue in Belen, New Mexico, will open a timely and thought-provoking exhibition, Lessons for Today: Revisiting The Dinner Party, which will open on Saturday, November 5, 2022, and will run through the end of March 2023 in celebration of Women’s History Month.  The show will consist of illustrated panels about each of the thirty-nine women represented in Judy Chicago’s landmark work The Dinner Party, which is permanently housed at the Brooklyn Museum in New York City, along with several original test plates, drawings, and archival material as well as a virtual tour of The Dinner Party narrated by Chicago.  

On Saturday, November 5, 2022, at 3:00 PM there will be a special talk between Judy Chicago and Diane Gelon, who worked for years as The Dinner Party coordinator and is now a lawyer working in London and is President of the Board of Through the Flower. Their presentation, Revisiting The Dinner Party:  Why It’s Important Now, a talk that will highlight The Dinner Party studio and discuss how many of the 400 women and men who worked on the project were empowered by learning the stories of the women seated at The Dinner Party.

After the conversation, Judy Chicago and Diane Gelon will sign The Dinner Party posters, which will be on sale for $25 (normally $35). Tickets with the purchase of pre-signed posters are also available.

The event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited.

02:00 PM
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2022 Judy Chicago Art Education Award Ceremony

August 21, 2022

On Sunday, November 6 at 2PM, Through the Flower will award Tressa Berman with the 2022 Judy Chicago Art Education Award. The ceremony will be open to the public.

03:00 PM
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Revisiting The Dinner Party: Why It's Important Now

October 9, 2022

On November 5, at 3:00PM, Judy Chicago and Diane Gelon, who worked for years as The Dinner Party coordinator and is now the President of the Board of Through the Flower, will do a special talk at Through The Flower Art Space. RESERVE TICKETS HERE

12:00 PM
05:00 PM

Lessons for Today: Revisiting The Dinner Party

October 9, 2022

Saturday, November 5, 2022, Through The Flower Art Space in Belen, NM will open a timely and thought-provoking exhibition, Lessons for Today: Revisiting The Dinner Party, which will run through the end of March 2023 in celebration of Women’s History Month. The show will be open from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM MST.