Photo by Donald Woodman

Judy Chicago—The End: A Meditation on Death and Extinction

Thru January 20, 2020
Presented by: National Museum of Women in the Arts
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Judy Chicago has built her career on pushing boundaries. Her latest body of work, a series titled The End: A Meditation on Death and Extinction, is no exception. In nearly 40 works of painted porcelain and glass, as well as two large bronze sculptures, Chicago tackles human mortality and species extinction.

NMWA is the first venue to showcase this new series, which is executed in the bold graphic style that has become the artist’s hallmark. Chicago’s stark images are a visceral antidote to a culture that prizes youth and beauty, and often ignores the suffering of other creatures. Divided into three sections, the series depicts the five stages of grief, personified; Chicago’s ruminations about her own demise; and a visual catalogue of species endangered by the action—and inaction—of humans.


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