"With Open Eyes" (New York: Voyager, 1995) features more than 200 works from the Windy City's renowned Art Institute of Chicago. This CD-ROM feast for the eyes can be either an interactive learning experience or a passive slide show: Perusing Renoir's jugglers and Hopper's nighthawks is an incredibly accessible experience for the discerning expert and unapologetic art neophyte alike.
In 1979, Judy Chicago's The Dinner Party (a feminist reinterpretation of The Last Supper) shocked the art world. Her show asserted a simple message: Women deserve a place at history's table. (The installation consisted of "place settings"--plates transfigured into works of art, representing famous women throughout history.) This spring, Chicago revisits her work with a reinstallation at UCLA at the Armand Hammer Museum, opening April 24, and with the publication of The Dinner Party: A Symbol for Our Heritage (New York: Viking, 1996), commemorating the show. Chicago chronicles her own history in her companion book, Beyond the Flower: The Autobiography of a Feminist Artist (New York: Viking, 1996).