a bird and a bottle


Feminist Art Gets Home of Its Own in Brooklyn
March 16, 2007, 10:30 am
Filed under: feminism/s & gender, NYC, sexuality

Another reason (besides the 2-for-1 with a Metrocard) to love the Brooklyn Museum.

The Sackler Center for Feminist Art opens there soon, and will feature works including Judy Chicago’s provocative “Dinner Party,” which lucky lady MilbyDaniel gets to see on opening night.

guerilla girls

The opening of this center is a big deal — women have long been shut out of major art institutions, or have been dramatically underrepresented. The Guerilla Girls, a group of anonymous women who expose the rampant sexism in the art world while wearing gorilla masks (to stay anonymous, natch), once made a poster that asked, “Do women have to be naked to get into the Met. Museum?” (above) — not a totally outlandish question given how few female artists are represented there. (As an aside, I was at the Hermitage all day today and did not see a single work by a female artist. The Russian Museum, which we visited yesterday had works by several women, had several female artists featured, since women were prominent in the Russian avant garde).

Great events are happening in connection with the center’s opening. Check out the info here, and I’ll have more once I see it for myself.

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Do you have any idea when it actually opens, beyond “spring 2007”?

Comment by Alon Levy

It opens March 23rd: http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/exhibitions/sackler_center/.

You going?

Comment by bean

Yeah, definitely.

Comment by Alon Levy

Lots of feminist art exhibitions in America right now. Check out this review of the LA Museum of Contemporary Art show:
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9801E0DA1231F93AA35750C0A9619C8B63

Comment by professorplum

[…] opening of the Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum marks a new moment for women’s and feminist art. But does it also mean […]

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