Judy Chicago: A Retrospective

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco celebrate pioneering feminist artist Judy Chicago with a retrospective spanning from her early engagement with the Californian Light and Space Movement in the 1960s to her current body of work, a searing investigation of mortality and environmental devastation, begun in 2015.

The exhibition includes approximately 130 paintings, prints, drawings, and ceramic sculptures, in addition to ephemera, several films, and a documentary. Together, these works of art chart the boundary-pushing path of the artist named Cohen by birth and Gerowitz by marriage, who, after trying to fit into the patriarchal structure of the Los Angeles art world, decided to change her name and the course of history.

Organized on the heels of the 40th anniversary of Chicago's landmark installation, The Dinner Party, in San Francisco and opening in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote across the United States, Judy Chicago: A Retrospective pays homage to an artist whose lifelong fight against the suppression and erasure of women’s creativity has finally come full circle.

The Radcliffe Club of San Francisco invites members of the Harvard Club of San Francisco to a private docent tour at the de Young museum. For Covid19 protection, the docent will speak into a transmitter and everyone on the tour will wear earphones that pick up the signal (allowing them to spread out and wander the galleries on their own if desired).

Before the tour, you are invited to join the group for coffee/lunch at the museum cafe.
Coffee and lunch will begin at approximately 1:30.
After the tour you may re-visit the exhibits on your own.
The museum closes at 5 pm.

This event is a joint event of the Harvard and Radcliffe Clubs of SF.
It is open to members of the clubs and their guests.

Friday October 22, 2021
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. PT

de Young Museum
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco

$35 adults, $30 seniors, $10 members of the Fine Arts Museums.

Registration deadline: October 14

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HCSF Covid-19 Guidelines for In-Person Events

Please note HCSF’s event policy is to postpone an in-person event if the club leadership decides that due to the COVID-19 pandemic it is not safe to proceed with in-person events. Our priority is to keep our attendees and their guests safe.

We will try our best to move the event to a Zoom meeting and will forward the log-in information to all event registrants in a timely manner. Alternatively, HCSF may also have to postpone the event to a later date. In that case, a refund of your event registration fee will be issued. Please review the online event description for further information.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Executive Director, Kirsten Pickford at kirsten@harvardclubsf.org.

Alison Boeckmann, Radcliffe College '61