Evi Beck smiles with a background of artwork and paintbrushes

Lunch and Learn with Evi Beck: “A Lifetime of Art Activism: Judy Chicago – Still Going Strong”

May 11, 2022, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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Evi Beck smiles while standing in front of a concrete column that has her named engraved upon it

This picture was taken when Evi Beck got an honorary doctorate in Vienna. Her name is engraved in the column above. “Since I was born in Vienna, and since I had left fleeing for my life (as a child), this was a very big deal.”

Judy Chicago is a ground-breaking, controversial, Jewish feminist artist born in 1939, who, to this day, is still creating innovative art forms. Her work changed forever our understanding of the role of gender in the art world and her research brought to light multitudes of accomplished women artists whose work remained buried in history. Evi Beck will give a brief overview of Judy Chicago’s life work, but will focus on the Dinner Party, Power Play, the Holocaust Project, and Meditations on Death and Extinction

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About Evi Beck

Evelyn Torton Beck holds Ph.D.s in both Comparative Literature and Clinical Psychology. She is Women’s Studies Professor Emerita at the University of Maryland and a Research Fellow with the Creative Longevity and Wisdom Initiative at the Fielding Graduate University. She has written and lectured widely on the intersections of sexism, racism, anti-Semitism, and homophobia. In 2021 she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from a University in Vienna, Austria, for her interdisciplinary life’s work as well as her determination to change the world through education and activism.

Register by 5 pm. the Monday before the event (May 9).

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