Judy Chicago is an artist, author, feminist, educator, and intellectual whose career now spans over five decades. Her influence both within and beyond the art community is attested to by her inclusion in hundreds of publications throughout the world. Her art has been frequently exhibited in the United States as well as in Canada, Europe, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. In addition, a number of the books she has authored have been published in foreign editions, bringing her art and philosophy to thousands of readers worldwide.
Chicago's lecture will coincide with the opening of the Herron's 2012 Undergraduate Exhibition and the M.F.A. Collaborative Practices Exhibition in our galleries.
It is the generosity of Jane Fortune—author, cultural editor, art historian, art collector and philanthropist—that brings Chicago to Herron. As her 2009 book, Women: Forgotten Artists in Florence, illustrates, one of Fortune’s passions is elevating women artists. “I want to make an impact on the community that surrounds me and help make
the arts accessible to our residents. For me, supporting Herron makes sense. Why would you not want to support excellence?” she says. This is the fifth year for the Jane Fortune Outstanding Women Visiting Artist Lecture.
The lecture is free and open to the public.