The Dinner Party K-12 Workshop Program

Workshop Kutztown University, in partnership with Through the Flower, a nonprofit feminist art organization founded by Judy Chicago, and co-sponsor, the National Art Education Association are pleased to offer:

An Invitation to THE DINNER PARTY INSTITUTE, July 10-15, 2011.

Join artist Judy Chicago and members of The Dinner Party Curriculum Team to explore and experience the rich content of The Dinner Party. For more information please visit the Institute's website.

Executed between 1974 and 1979 with the The Dinner Party participation of hundreds of volunteers, this monumental multimedia project, a symbolic history of women in Western Civilization, has been seen by more than one million viewers during its sixteen exhibitions held at venues spanning six countries. In March of 2007, The Dinner Party was permanently installed at the Brooklyn Museum. In April of 2009, The Dinner Party Curriculum Kutztown University was officially launched at the National Art Education Association annual conference.

Participate in this substantive, active week and be part of a major curriculum initiative designed to provide educators with materials to teach about this significant artwork. Engage in inquiry based activities designed to deepen your understanding of The Dinner Party while exploring ideas, activities and lessons for use in your K-12 teaching. Members of The Dinner Party Curriculum Team will introduce the concepts and practices associated with feminist pedagogy, an approach to teaching synonymous with the artist since she introduced it in the 1970s.

As a special highlight, you will join Judy Chicago for a private viewing of The Dinner Party on site at the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at The Brooklyn Museum.


For more information please visit the Institute's website.
Please note that the institute is strictly limited to 30 participants.


Located on 325 acres in Kutztown, the university is in a beautiful rural Pennsylvania Dutch community. The campus is an easy walk from the borough of Kutztown, which has ample stores and shops to meet the needs of visitors to the area. Kutztown, PA is a small borough rich in history with wonderful festivals to enjoy, trails to hike, and so much more.

Kutztown is also conveniently located midway between Reading and Allentown, and is only one and a half hours from Philadelphia and Harrisburg, two hours from New York City and three hours from the Baltimore/Washington area. LVI International Airport is 25 minutes from campus. Travel can also be arrangedthrough airports in Newark, NJ, New York City and Philadelphia.


Dr. Marilyn Stewart, The Dinner Party Curriculum Project Director, is Professor of Art Education at KU, co-author of the elementary and middle school art textbook program, Explorations in Art, co-author of Rethinking Curriculum in Art, author of Thinking Through Aesthetics, and editor of the Art Education in Practice series, all published by Davis Publications. A frequent keynote speaker and consultant in national curriculum projects, she has conducted over 200 extended staff development institutes, seminars, or in-service days in over 25 states.


Institute participants may opt to enroll in ARU 556: Curriculum Applications in Art, for 3 semester hours of graduate credit, or attend for non-credit. PA Act 48 hours are available for credit and noncredit options.

Non-Credit Option: $275.00

Graduate Credit Fees for PA Residents, with required Institute Fee/Tuition: $1,386.00

Graduate Credit Fees for Out-of-State, with required Institute Fee/Tuition: $2,143.90

For an itemized list of the fee/tuition charges and ACT 48 information please see the Art Education and Crafts website.


Participants are encouraged to room on campus, in handicapped-accessible facilities, so they benefit from interaction with colleagues. Room fee includes housing in Dixon Hall and linens (top sheet, bottom sheet, pillow case, towels and a washcloth). The linens do not include pillows or blankets.

Room: Five Nights-Sunday-Thursday: $192.00

GRADUATE CREDIT for Non-Kutztown Students:

All students who are not already enrolled at Kutztown University and who desire graduate credit must complete an Application for Graduate Admission and supply official transcripts to the College of Graduate Studies. Send Institute Registration Form and check to the Bursar's Office, Administration Building, Room 225, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA, 19530.


For more information please visit the Institute's website.


Dr. Marilyn Stewart
Department of Art Education and Crafts
Sharadin Art Studio 409, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA 19530
PHONE: (610) 683-4517, FAX: (610) 683-4502
The Dinner Party Institute Website

The Dinner Party K-12 Workshop Program