Judy Chicago: 'In the 1960s, I was the only visible woman artist'

By Nadja Sayej

As the Brooklyn Museum explores the process behind the 78-year-old's defining work, The Dinner Party, she talks about the tough road for women in art

When artist Judy Chicago was a student at the University of California in 1960, she had one question for her European history professor: “When are we going to learn about great women thinkers?” she asked.

Her male professor promised Chicago he would talk about “women's contributions” in the last class. But he lied – there were no great women thinkers in his curriculum.

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