PIONEERING ARTIST AND ACCLAIMED BIOGRAPHER: JUDY CHICAGO AND GAIL LEVIN

A Public Conversation at Baruch College, Monday, March 19, 2007

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New York, NY – February 22, 2007--A conversation between a revolutionary 20th century artist and her biographer, an acclaimed art historian, takes place at Baruch College on Monday, March 19, 2007. The occasion:  the launch of not one but two books, Becoming Judy Chicago by Gail Levin, professor of art history, American studies, and women’s studies at Baruch College and the CUNY Graduate Center, and The Dinner Party: From Creation to Preservation by Judy Chicago, the story of her single most famous and important work—a landmark in the history of 20th century art and feminist consciousness.

An exciting event, the dialogue between Chicago and Levin takes place at Baruch College, The Field Building, 17 Lexington Avenue at 23rd St., in Mason Hall at 6pm.  The event is free and open to the public.  
                                      Press coverage invited
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An original and daring artist, Judy Chicago is an icon of both the feminist movement and the postmodern aesthetic.  Levin’s biography traces Chicago’s journey from childhood and adolescence to a growing fascination with the nature of what it means to be a woman.  Using letters, diaries, and more than 250 personal interviews, Levin creates a rich and intimate portrait of a true innovator who is also an author and educator.

The public conversation between Chicago and Levin will include a Q&A with the audience, with the authors signing their books to follow.             

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