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Judy Chicago’s seminal installation “The Dinner Party,” which functions as an abridged history of women’s historical achievements, is perhaps the most iconic work in the history of feminist art. The massive installation includes giant tables covered in place settings representing notable women in history, each setting with its own hand-painted china plate and embroidered napkin. The tables sit on a floor of marble tiles embellished with women’s names, and are flanked by tapestries marked with excerpts from one of Chicago’s poems. This multifaceted and colossal undertaking required five years and hundreds of volunteers to complete, and Inside the Dinner Party Studio reveals the incredible process behind the masterpiece. The exhibit features concept sketches, samples and test pieces, and behind-the-scenes video shot during the making, offering a unique glimpse into how this mammoth artwork was created. Read more>>> The exhibition is on view Sept. 17 to Jan. 5, 2018 at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW. $10. (202) 783-5000. nmwa.org. (Stephanie Rudig)
Wine pros Chantal Tseng and Elizabeth Parker will be in Petworth Citizen’s Reading Room tonight from 6 to 11 p.m. pouring natural wine from Spain, plus some sherries. The Reading Room is a cozy space to kick back and relax. No tickets are required to attend the evening they’re calling Sueño de Vino. Petworth Citizen, 829 Upshur St. NW. (202) 722-2939. petworthcitizen.com. (Laura Hayes)
OH AND ALSO
Catch Don Juan Tenorio, The Infamous Seducer of All Times during its run (ending Oct. 1) at GALA Hispanic Theatre. 8 p.m. at 3333 14th St. NW. $45.
The Anacostia Community Museum hosts a screening of After the Spill, in partnership with the DC Environmental Film Festival, followed by a post-screening Q&A facilitated by a museum educator. 6 p.m. at 1901 Fort Place SE. Free.
Guatemalan singer-songwriter and guitarist Gaby Moreno performs at Black Cat. 7:30 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $18.
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