5. “I’ve always been interested in what’s left out. I’ve always wanted to understand” Judy, talking about how she chooses to work on projects. Her genuine interest in these things seems to have shaped her career. 

4. “It’s the cultural contributions that are missing from art history, it isn’t just the visual retelling.” Judy, explaining how so much is missing from the curriculum that students learn today.

3. “I see it as a fauilure of the institutions that young women don’t respect the feminist movement. They take what they’ve got for granted, without understanding the context behind it.” Judy, explaining how it’s great that young women today feel like they can do anything, but her concern for them not knowing where that feeling came from.

2. “Museums need ot allow multiplicity of forms and artistic expression and allow them to be next to each other.”Judy, explaining how institutions are hurting themselves by having such a narrow definition of what is acceptable as art.

1. “The media was my method of distribution.” This struck me as her most interesting comment of the evening. Art critics didn’t like her, but people learned about her work as journalists wrote about her. What is the equivalent of those news outlets now? Is it social media, or is it still traditional media?


bonus quote: “I never cared about money until I turned sixty and got a mortgage.” 

Judy Chicago