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Artist Judy Chicago to Perform at Pomona College October 9

Judy Chicago lecturing at Pomona College in 1970

Judy Chicago lecturing at Pomona College in 1970

Photo documentation of "Snow Atmospheres," a pyrotechnic work by Judy Chicago performed in the nearby mountains in the 1970s

Photo documentation of "Snow Atmospheres," a pyrotechnic work by Judy Chicago performed in the nearby mountains in the 1970s

Internationally renowned artist Judy Chicago will perform “A Conversation with Her Younger Self” on Sunday, October 9, from 3-4:30 p.m. at the Pomona College Rose Hills Theatre (Smith Campus Center, 170 E. Sixth St., Claremont). There is no cost to attend.

The show is a performative reenactment and response to a feminist lecture that Chicago originally delivered at Pomona College in 1970. This special event celebrates Chicago’s involvement at Pomona College and is part of the Pomona College Museum of Art’s three-part exhibition “It Happened at Pomona: Art at the Edge of Los Angeles 1969-1973.” Photo-documentation of her work “Snow Atmosphere” is on view until November 6 in “Part 1: Hal Glicksman at Pomona.”

Judy Chicago is an artist, author, feminist, educator and intellectual whose career now spans over five decades. In the early 1970s, after a decade of professional art practice, Chicago pioneered Feminist Art and art education through a unique program for women at California State University, Fresno. She then brought her program to Cal-Arts, where she team-taught with Miriam Schapiro, producing with their students the ground-breaking Womanhouse project. In 1974, Chicago turned her attention to the subject of women's history to create her most well-known work, The Dinner Party, which was executed between 1974 and 1979 with the participation of hundreds of volunteers.

Chicago is the recipient of numerous grants and awards including: the 38th Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts (NM) and
 Alice Paul Award, New Mexico Women’s Foundation, in 2011; Lion of Judah Award, Washington, DC, and Visionary Woman Award, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA, in 2004;
and The Getty Grant Program, for a conservation study of The Dinner Party, in 1997.

This lecture is co-sponsored by the Pomona College Museum of Art, the Department of Art and Art History, and the Intercollegiate Women’s Studies of the Claremont Colleges.

Judy Chicago will return to Pomona College on January 21, 2012 to present A Butterfly for Pomona, a new pyrotechnic performance based on her Atmosphere performances of the early 1970s. That event is part of “Performance at Pomona” which will include performance pieces by James Turrell and John White, from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

For more information on the Pomona College Museum of Art exhibition “It Happened at Pomona: Art at the Edge of Los Angeles 1969-1973: Part 1: Hal Glicksman at Pomona,” please visit www.pomona.edu/museum or call (909) 621-8283. During this exhibit, the Museum is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week from August 30 through November 6, as part of Michael Asher's 2011 No Title work. This exhibition features artists Michael Asher, Lewis Blatz, Judy Chicago, Ron Cooper, Tom Etherton, Lloyd Hamrol and Robert Irwin. The show is part of Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980, a collaboration of art institutions across Southern California.