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ERIC Number: EJ789054
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6463
Socially Concerned Plates
Birns, Marlanda
SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, v107 n8 p36-37 Apr 2008
Judy Chicago's "The Dinner Party," an important icon of 1970s feminist art and a milestone in twentieth century art, consists of an enormous ceremonial banquet arranged on a triangular table with a total of thirty-nine place settings, each commemorating an important woman from history. Inspired by this piece of art, the author devised a lesson for her high school ceramics class dealing with today's social issues. Her class talked about why "The Dinner Party" was created, how it was created, and the design of the individual place settings. The students were then asked to host a dinner party and design a plate that portrayed social issues that concerned them. Students were not allowed to use words, and thus it was important for the images to clearly convey their stance. (Contains 1 web link.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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