Judy Chicago Art Education Award

The Judy Chicago Art Education Award funded by Mary Ross Taylor honors Judy Chicago and her pioneering work as an art educator. The award is open to scholars, artists, and educators for a project based on primary research incorporating any of the three archives that are collaborating in the development of the Judy Chicago Portal, which was launched in October 2019. These archives include: Judy Chicago’s Visual Archive at the Bettye Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center at the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA); Judy Chicago’s paper archives at the Schlesinger Library for the History of Women in America at Harvard; and Judy Chicago’s Art Education Collection at the Special Collections Library at Penn State which includes the K-12 Dinner Party Curriculum. Also, included as an additional resource is the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum which can be accessed here. The annual award includes a certificate and a $1,500 prize as well as a modest travel stipend to enable recipients to attend and present at the award ceremony which will be held in Belen, NM at the Through the Flower Art Space on Friday, July 24th.

In the spirit of Judy Chicago’s collaborative and participatory approach to making and teaching art, the institutions — a public university library, a private university library, and a national museum — have joined together in a rare collaboration to link their collections in efforts to providing scholars with a robust and accessible research experience. The Judy Chicago Portal highlights the impact of Judy’s work and feminist practice via art and art education for which she is celebrated and seen as a forerunner. The Judy Chicago Art Education Award celebrates this collaboration and encourages engagement with the collections as living archives that build upon continued scholarship and teaching to preserve feminist histories and feminist pedagogy.

Through the Flower is proud of our legacy in sponsoring and supporting projects showing the importance of art and its role in countering the erasure of women’s achievements in history. And another crucial part of this legacy is the power of art to inspire such action that has far-reaching effects.

For complete details about the award, visit https://judychicago.arted.psu.edu/award/. Past awardees’ projects are available via the Judy Chicago Art Education online archive of award-winning curricula. The Judy Chicago Art Education Award funded by Mary Ross Taylor is made possible by Through the Flower and the generosity of bestselling author Faye Kellerman and is administered by Penn State University Libraries with support from the Penn State School of Visual Arts.

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