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What’s Art Snap All About, Anyhow?

1m · Art Snap’s Podcast · 04 Jan 01:17

Exactly how do we explain Art Snap? We're just two friends hanging out and talking about our favorite works of art... one piece at a time.

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This week, we look at Judy Chicago’s iconic feminist work, “The Dinner Party” (1979), which debuted at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art to both rave reviews and stark criticism.

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Nothing like it had been done before, a push to bring the stories and histories of these women into the modern narrative.

A revolutionary artist with works spanning over 60 years, Judy Chicago continues to push the conversation with her themes of identify, self-exploration, and challenges to the status quo.

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To see it in person at the Brooklyn Museum, find out more here.

Ep. 5 - "Fallingwater" (1938) by Frank Lloyd Wright

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Check out an image of the work and artist on our Instagram - in the museum's online gallery - or see it in person at the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid, Spain. Field trip anyone?

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