Photo Acknowledgement Panel
Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art
These panels recognize the more than 400 women and men who worked on The Dinner Party, including portraits of 129 collaborators and the names of others who volunteered to assist. Though Chicago conceptualized and began The Dinner Party on her own, by 1976 the enormity of her vision was apparent, leading her to expand her Santa Monica studio to include dedicated workers, temporary volunteers, and even paying short-term participants who came to learn needlework or research techniques. These panels traveled to every venue of The Dinner Party’s tour, and the contributors to the project were also acknowledged in Judy Chicago’s 1979 book The Dinner Party: A Symbol of Our Heritage.
Among those pictured are members of the “core team” such as Diane Gelon, Project Coordinator; Ken Gilliam, Installation Design; Susan Hill, Head of Needlework; Ann Isolde, Head of Research; Judye Keyes, Head of Ceramics/Heritage Floor; Leonard Skuro, ceramics specialist, and even Chicago’s mother, May Cohen, who spent six months helping type up women’s biographies.
Photographic prints mounted on board
each: 94 3/4 x 48 1/4 x 1 in. (240.7 x 122.6 x 2.5 cm) (show scale)
Gift of The Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation
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Judy Chicago (American, born 1939). Photo Acknowledgement Panel, 1974–79. Photographic prints mounted on board, each: 94 3/4 x 48 1/4 x 1 in. (240.7 x 122.6 x 2.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of The Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation, 2002.10-P. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: , 2002.10-P3_PS11.jpg)
overall, 2002.10-P3_PS11.jpg., 2017
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These "Photo Acknowledgement Panels" show the people who worked on "The Dinner Party" under the direction of Judy Chicago. The collaborators, who contributed to the project in research and creation, helped Chicago primarily in the last four years of effort to finish the work.
In the "Photo Acknowledgement Panels" of "The Dinner Party," is the Elizabeth Eakins shown, the now textile designer?
She does appear to be the same Elizabeth Eakins! Many of "The Dinner Party" collaborators were specialists in various forms of textile and ceramic techniques.