Judy Chicago: On Fire
in New York
Thursday, April 9 at 7 PM, Brooklyn Museum
Friday, April 10 at 7 PM, Museum of Art and Design

The Brooklyn Museum and the Museum of Art and Design (MAD) will collaborate to host Judy Chicago: On Fire, a special two-night event exploring Judy Chicago's works in pyrotechnics.

The April 9th event at the Brooklyn Museum marks the premiere of A Butterfly for Brooklyn, a 20-minute documentary overseen by award-winning film editor Kate Amend and documentary filmmaker Joan Churchill that explores the creation of Chicago's spectacular 2014 fireworks piece in Prospect Park, which was seen and applauded by more than 12,000 viewers.

A Butterfly for Brooklyn, 2014

A Butterfly for Brooklyn, Prospect Park Long Meadow, April 26, 2014
Presented by the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum in partnership with the Prospect Park Alliance as part of the exhibition,
Chicago in LA: Judy Chicago's Early Work 1963 ? 74

Immediately following the film showing, Glenn Adamson, director of MAD, will moderate a discussion about the challenges of mounting and filming the complex pyrotechnic work with Chicago, Amend, photographer Donald Woodman and fireworks producer, Chris Souza, a sixth-generation family member of Pyro Spectaculars, which worked with Judy Chicago.

The following evening, April 10th, MAD will host a conversation with Chicago and MAD curator, Elissa Auther, highlighting some of the artist's earlier fireworks and exploring her long history of creating art with pyrotechnics.

Major support provided by Barbara & Eric Dobkin Immolation from the Women and Smoke Series

Major support for A Butterfly for Brooklyn provided by Barbara and Eric Dobkin. Additional support provided by The Philip and Muriel Berman Foundation, Tides Foundation, and by Barbara Lee

Immolation, Judy Chicago, 1972. Performed by Faith Wilding in the California Desert

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