Artist Judy Chicago Lectures on Her New Book ‘Frida Kahlo: Face to Face’

19 Sep

Artist Judy Chicago to Give Lecture on Her New Book Frida Kahlo: Face to Face at Brooklyn Museum on October 3, 2010.

Artist Judy Chicago, art historian Frances Borzello, and the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art celebrate the release of Frida Kahlo: Face to Face, a new book by Ms. Chicago and Ms. Borzello, on Sunday, October 3, 2010, at 2 p.m., with a lecture and book signing at the Brooklyn Museum.

For decades Judy Chicago has worked to ensure that women’s artistic achievements become a permanent part of our cultural heritage. In Face to Face, she turns her attention to the work of Frida Kahlo, one of the world’s most revered female painters.

In this volume Chicago, together with her collaborator, art historian Frances Borzello, has handpicked a selection of Kahlo’s work, a hundred portraits that speak to the full spectrum of women’s experience. The result is a conversation between two artistic icons, one that is further enhanced by a dialogue between Chicago and Borzello, an authority on women’s portraiture.

Judy Chicago is an artist, author, feminist, and educator whose career spans four decades. Her best-known work, The Dinner Party, is an important icon of feminist art and a milestone in twentieth-century art. It is the centerpiece around which the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art is organized. Frances Borzello is a London-based art historian who has written extensively on cultural and gender issues.

The Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art is an exhibition and education facility dedicated to feminist art. The Center’s mission is to raise awareness of feminism’s cultural contributions, to educate new generations about the meaning of feminist art, to maintain a dynamic and welcoming learning facility, and to present feminism in an approachable and relevant way.

The Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art was established through the generosity of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation.

Brooklyn Museum Extended Hours:

Beginning Wednesday, October 6, the Brooklyn Museum will open to the public eight additional hours a week and will open each day at 11 a.m.

Wednesdays 11-6
Thursdays and Fridays 11-10
Saturdays and Sundays 11-6

The Museum will continue to present Target First Saturdays, its popular free evening of art and entertainment, when it remains open until 11 p.m. the first Saturday of each month except September.

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