From Theory to Practice


In 2000, Judy Chicago and Donald Woodman worked with students at Duke University to create the exhibition “From Theory to Practice.” The projects focused on three areas Chicago had previously explored in her studio practice: women’s history, birth, and the Holocaust.

“From Theory to Practice”  in the Archives

Below are links to pdf and media files of materials from the From Theory to Practice Teaching Project in the Judy Chicago Art Education Collection archived at The Eberly Special Collections at Penn State. Publications are available in alternative media on request.




  • Work Mode Selection
  • Media Selection
  • Format Decisions
  • Ideal to Real
  • Support Structure


  • Participant Selection
  • From Process to Image
  • Balancing Support and Guidance
  • Content-based Critique
  • Audience
  • Evaluations
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