Judy Chicago’s Birth Project: Born Again
Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University
September 23 – November 13, 2016
Reception: October 14, 2016, 6-8pm
Judy Chicago’s Birth Project was completed between 1980 and 1985 and this current exhibition gathers a number of exceptional Birth Project works.
The Birth Project was stitched by 150 women needleworkers who joined artist Judy Chicago over the five year period of its production to complete approximately 85 textiles for a series of “exhibition units.” Chicago worked with needleworkers, providing underpaintings, cartoons, drawings, mock-ups, color specifications, and written directions for the transformation of her images and every needleworker received public credit for her work. Dr. Thompson Wylder summarizes Chicago’s Birth Project, now “born again” in this exhibition, as “a continuing force for cultural change and aesthetic transformation.”