I thought that I knew Judy Chicago's Dinner Party. I've seen it in reproduction so much. Most art history texts now include a small photo and a sentence or two about this major collaborative work. I also own a book that is just about it and it's creation. However, viewing the installation in the Elizabeth A Sackler Center at the Brooklyn Museum was very powerful. I didn't expect to be so moved.
The hand made care and determination that went into each place setting touched me deeply. The quiet, dark and reverent room allowed so many feminine spirits a space to communicate with each other and with me.