School of the Art Institute (SAIC) 2018 Commencement Speech

Artist Judy Chicago will deliver the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s commencement address, May 14, 2018. Chicago will also receive an honorary doctorate. Artists and SAIC alumni Teresa Burga and Rashid Johnson and architect Stanley Tigerman will also be awarded honorary doctorates. Nine hundred students across the school’s undergraduate, graduate, and post-baccalaureate division will also receive degrees.

“The School of the Art Institute of Chicago is honored to welcome Judy Chicago, Stanley Tigerman, Rashid Johnson, and Teresa Burga into the class of 2018,” SAIC president Elissa Tenny said. “Through their work and scholarship, these citizen artists address contemporary issues and exemplify the values that make SAIC a school of art and design that is distinct from any other.”

Judy Chicago in conversation with Marci Kwon, Assistant Professor of Art History at Stanford.

Judy Chicago is an artist, author, feminist, educator, and intellectual whose career now spans five decades. Chicago has remained steadfast in her commitment to the power of art as a vehicle for intellectual transformation and social change and to women’s right to engage in the highest level of art production. She is in conversation with Marci Kwon, Assistant Professor of Art History.

The Burt and Deedee McMurtry Lecture is a program of the Anderson Collection at Stanford University, presented this year in partnership with Stanford Live.

PBS' To The Contrary -Woman Thought Leader: Judy Chicago

We highlight Judy Chicago’s art journey in creating the genre of feminist art. Chicago talks about her famous installation: The Dinner Party and the importance of institutions like the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

Brooklyn Museum Facebook Live: Roots of The Dinner Party

You think you know The Dinner Party (1974–1979)? Explore the roots of Judy Chicago’s most influential and widely known work with the iconic artist herself, along with #dinnerpartyroots curator Carmen Hermo. The mini-tour will be followed by a Q&A.

SFMOMA Presents: Judy Chicago- The Female Aesthetic

Feminist artist Judy Chicago describes her journey towards embracing a female sensibility. From her days as an emerging artist trying to be taken seriously in the art world, to the moment she started making work as her true self, Chicago has always questioned the traditional idea of a “universal” aesthetic.


Artists Judy Chicago and Jayna Zweiman discuss issues of feminism and political activism that permeate their practices, from The Dinner Party to the Pussyhat and Welcome Blanket projects. The talk took place on November 4, 2017 in the Gordon Parks Arts Hall at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools and was moderated by Alison Gass, Dana Feitler Director of the Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago.

Presented by the Smart Museum in partnership with EXPO CHICAGO as part of /Dialogues.

NMWA Presents: Judy Chicago on Womanhouse

Judy Chicago shares her memories of Womanhouse, a groundbreaking feminist art installation from 1972. Organized by Chicago and Miriam Shapiro, in association with the Feminist Art Program at California Institute of the Arts, Womanhouse featured the work of twenty three women and explored issues related to feminine ideas of domesticity. Filmed in Washington D.C. in April, 2017. This video is part of the Judy Chicago Visual Archive at the The Betty Boyd Dettre Library & Research Center at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

NMWA Presents FRESH TALK: Amplify - Judy Chicago

In the first Fresh Talk of the 2017–18 season, feminist art pioneer Judy Chicago joins in conversation with Alison Gass, director of the University of Chicago’s Smart Museum of Art, about Chicago’s ongoing dedication to amplifying women’s voices.

Pussy Power: Judy Chicago

From her broad-ranging, beautiful “central core” imagery to her eccentric feline iconography, Judy Chicago has been associated with images of “pussy power” and female agency. Chicago changed the way we look at women’s history, feminist arts and crafts, and the political relevance of culture. Her internationally-acclaimed installation The Dinner Party made its debut at SFMOMA in 1979 and she hasn’t had a solo show in the Bay Area since. Watch this art legend for a conversation on her life and career, from her Jewish roots (her father came from twenty-three generations of rabbis), to her interest in human rights, to her search for feminist aesthetic forms and beyond. Now 78 years old, she also discusses her perspective on aging, optimism and the state of the women’s movement today.

Judy Chicago- "I'm an artist and a Troublemaker" | TateShots

To tie in with the 50th anniversary of the Beatles album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, artist and author Judy Chicago has created a mural on the walls of the Grain Silo in Liverpool which responds to the lyrics of the song Fixing a Hole.

Video by TateShots about Judy Chicago’s life as an artist and experience of creating her mural Four Lads From Liverpool.

Judy Chicago: Four Lads From Liverpool

Here Judy discusses mural on site in Liverpool

Chad Alligood and Judy Chicago at Form and Concept in Santa Fe, NM, February 10, 2017

Chad Alligood, curator at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas, gave a lively presentation on Judy Chicago’s minimalist works. A Q & A followed with Chad and Judy. Over 300 people viewed the talk sponsored by WISC (Women’s International Study Center) held at the Form and Concept Gallery in Santa Fe. Chad was in residence at WISC to draft an essay for an upcoming monograph on Judy Chicago to be published by the National Museum of Women in the Arts. This volume will offer new scholarship on a variety of specialized topics throughout the artist’s career.

Crystal Bridges Museum Distinguished Speaker Series: Judy Chicago

Judy Chicago and Crystal Bridges Museum Curator Chad Alligood in conversation

Crystal Bridges Museum, Bentonville, Arkansas, September 16, 2016

Why Not Judy Chicago?

Azkuna Zentroa created this video introduction to the traveling exhibition Why Not Judy Chicago?, curated by Xabier Arakistain. The exhibition is organized by Azkuna Zentroa and CAPC Musée d’Art Contemporain de Bordeaux.

Azkuna Zentroa, Bilbao, Spain, October 8, 2015 – January 10, 2016

CAPC Musée d’Art Contemporain de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France, March 9 – September 4, 2016

Judy Chicago: Five Decades

Judy Chicago discusses her career spanning over five decades and shows highlights of work from different projects, series and periods, culminating in a discussion about her most recent work in glass.

Saturday with Judy

Judy Chicago in conversation with Dr. Jonathan D. Katz about ReViewing PowerPlay, July 7, 2012, moderated by Merry Scully at the New Mexico Museum of Art. The exhibition, ReViewing PowerPlay, was held at David Richard Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.

Pomona - A Conversation with My Younger Self, October 9, 2011, Pomona College, Clarement, CA

Judy Chicago was invited to comment upon a lecture that she had delivered in 1971 at Pomona College