- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 7, 2011

STATE COLLEGE, PA. (AP) - Penn State will be home to an art collection donated by noted feminist artist, author and educator Judy Chicago.

The university on Tuesday called the donation one of the most important private collections of feminist art education. An exhibit opens this fall, housed in the University Archives in the Special Collections Library.

Chicago rose to fame in the 1970s and is perhaps best known for her work, “The Dinner Party.” The piece has 39 place settings around a life-sized triangular table, with each setting representing a woman of historical note, from ancient goddesses to artist Georgia O’Keeffe.

In conjunction with the gift, a nonprofit feminist art organization called Through the Flower has also given a related online curriculum project to Penn State.