Judy Chicago Portal

As part of her efforts to overcome the erasure that has eclipsed the achievements of too many women, Judy Chicago has placed her archives with four institutions. Her paper archives are at the Schlesinger Library for the History of Women in America at Harvard University; her art education archives and "The Dinner Party K-12 curriculum" (written by Chicago with a team of distinguished curriculum writers at Penn State) are at the Penn State University Libraries; her visual archives are housed at the National Museum of Women in the Arts; and her comprehensive fireworks archives, including materials related to Chicago’s extensive bodies of work with colored smoke, dry ice, and fireworks, are part of the Center for Art + Environment Archive Collections at the Nevada Museum of Art. A complete collection of her work in printmaking is held at the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation. These five institutions have collaborated to create the Judy Chicago Portal, providing unified access to these archives and collections. Additionally, the Judy Chicago Art Education award, given annually by Through the Flower, a non-profit organization co-founded by Judy in 1977, is available to researchers in any of the five archives.