HAPPY IMBOLC!

1 02 2016

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February 1 is the Feast of Saint Brigid, one of Ireland’s patron saints. It is also Imbolc, the Celtic celebration for the beginning of spring. It’s a little early to begin celebrating the arrival of spring but the Celts were always in the mood to party. If you’re interested in learning more go here…Celebrate

Saint Brigid has a seat at Judy Chicago’s The Dinner Party at the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art in the Brooklyn Museum.

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The 39 women represented by place settings are:

Wing 1: From Prehistory to Rome

  • Primordial Goddess
  • Fertile Goddess
  • Ishtar
  • Kali
  • Snake Goddess
  • Sophia
  • Amazon
  • Hatshepsut
  • Judith
  • Sappho
  • Aspasia
  • Boadaceia
  • Hypatia

Wing 2: From Christianity to the Reformation

  • Marcella
  • St. Brigid
  • Theodora
  • Hrosvitha
  • Trotula
  • Eleanor of Aquitaine
  • Hildegarde of Bingen
  • Petronilla de Meath
  • Christine de Pisan
  • Isabella d’Este
  • Elizabeth R
  • Artemesia Gentileschi
  • Anna van Schurman

Wing 3: From the American Revolution to the Women’s Revolution

  • Anne Hutchinson
  • Sacajawea
  • Caroline Herschel
  • Mary Wollstonecraft
  • Sojourner Truth
  • Susan B. Anthony
  • Elizabeth Blackwell
  • Emily Dickinson
  • Ethyl Smyth
  • Margaret Sanger
  • Natalie Barney
  • Virginia Woolf
  • Georgia O’Keeffe

To learn more about The Dinner Party this video is excellent..

 

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