VIRTUAL OR IN-PERSON: Softening the Land Art Scene: Judy Chicago's Atmospheres
Date & Time
Thursday, October 21, 2021, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Judy Chicago William L. Fox

Judy Chicago’s response to the monumental Earthworks of the American West was nearly simultaneous with their production. Beginning in 1968, Chicago embarked on a series of ephemeral Atmospheres performances using colored smokes and fireworks in the desert that were intended to “soften that macho Land Art scene.” Long overlooked by art historians and scholars, Chicago’s Atmospheres offer a critical counterpoint and essential context to the predominantly male Land Artists working in the desert during the 1960s and 70s. Chicago will be in conversation with William L. Fox, Peter E. Pool Director, Center for Art + Environment at the Nevada Museum of Art.


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If you are not able to attend in-person, please know that this program will be available virtually and streamed live as part of our ongoing season of programs. All registrants are automatically registered for the virtual live stream and will have access to the recording following the live stream. 

Presented as a part of the Debra and Dennis Scholl Distinguished Speaker Series

Session Type
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