“The New Museum presents Judy Chicago: Herstory, bringing together six decades of the artist’s work and including an exhibition-within-the-exhibition spotlighting women essential to the history of art and Chicago’s own practice. On view from October 12, 2023, through January 14, 2024, Chicago’s most comprehensive New York museum survey to date spans three floors of the New Museum, tracing the artist’s sixty-year career across painting, sculpture, installation, drawing, textiles, photography, stained glass, needlework, and printmaking. On the Museum’s Fourth Floor, a total installation featuring Chicago’s embroideries, sculptures, drawings, and carpet design contextualizes her practice by bringing together artworks and archival materials from more than eighty women artists, writers, and cultural figures, including Hilma af Klint, Hildegard of Bingen, Claude Cahun, Elizabeth Catlett, Simone de Beauvoir, Artemisia Gentileschi, Emma Goldman, Frida Kahlo, Georgia O’Keeffe, Charlotte Salomon, Remedios Varo, and Virginia Woolf, among others. Titled after fifteenth century author Christine de Pisan’s Le Livre de la Cité des Dames, The City of Ladies continues Chicago’s work as a feminist activist and cultural historian claiming space for women in narratives that previously obscured or denied their contributions—much like her seminal work The Dinner Party (1974–79) in its attempt to create a history of important and often overlooked women.” — New Museum
Installation views of Judy Chicago: Herstory at New Museum, October 12, 2023 through January 14, 2024. Photos by Corrado Serra.
Judy Chicago: Herstory is curated by Massimiliano Gioni, Edlis Neeson Artistic Director, Gary Carrion-Murayari, Kraus Family Senior Curator, Margot Norton, former Allen and Lola Goldring Senior Curator at the New Museum and current Chief Curator at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, and Madeline Weisburg, Assistant Curator.