The Dinner Party
If you're in the NYC area head to Brooklyn and check out The Dinner Party by artist Judy Chicago. The Dinner Party toured six countries before becoming a permanent installation in the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum in 2007.
Excerpts from the curatorial overview on the Brooklyn Museum's site:
The Dinner Party by Judy Chicago is an icon of feminist art, which represents 1,038 women in history—39 women are represented by place settings and another 999 names are inscribed in the Heritage Floor on which the table rests.
Judy Chicago's The Dinner Party began modestly, in both concept and form. From the start, her aim was "to teach a society unversed in women's history something of the reality of our rich heritage."
Read the full curatorial overview here.