Judy Chicago is an artist, author, and educator whose career spans more than five decades. She is best-known for her part in creating a feminist art and art education program in California during the early 1970s, and for her monumental work The Dinner Party (1974–1979). (July 2018)

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A Place at the Table: An Exchange

Judy Chicago: a detail of The Dinner Party (1974–1979)

Judy Chicago: To clarify, except for Clarice Lispector, all of the women Allen mentions are included on the “Heritage Floor” of The Dinner Party and the accompanying “Heritage Panels,” which visually detail those women’s various contributions. Moreover, a photograph of Sor Juana figures prominently on one of the panels. Esther Allen: Readers may now take note that the names of La Malinche, Santa Theresa de Avila, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Gabriela Mistral, and Frida Kahlo are there, down underfoot.