Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art

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The Dinner Party by Judy Chicago in the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art.

The Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art is on the fourth floor of the Brooklyn Museum, New York City, USA.

History[edit]

The Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art opened on March 23, 2007 at the Brooklyn Museum. The 8,300-square-foot (770 m2) center, located on the museum's fourth floor, aims to create a compelling and interactive environment to raise awareness and educate future generations about feminism’s impact on culture. The Center's namesake and benefactor, Elizabeth Sackler, is a philanthropist and art collector.

The Center houses Judy Chicago's landmark feminist work The Dinner Party.[1][2] as well as a gallery space, regular exhibitions of feminist art, and a study area. Chicago's piece includes 39 biographical place settings for women in history and fiction as well as the names of an additional 999 women on gold-inscribed tiles.

The Center's opening exhibition, "Global Feminisms"[3] was the first international exhibit exclusively dedicated to feminist art from 1990 to the present.

Feminist Art Base[edit]

An original initiative from the Center for Feminist Art is its “Feminist Art Base.”[4] This database is a self-generated selection of past and present artists, whose work reflect feminist ideas, investments, and concerns. The database is actively added to with artists from the around the world, who continue to build their profiles. Each profile includes short biographies, CVs, and exemplary works as well as a “Feminist Art Statement.” This personal and living database wishes to be a comprehensive resource for achieving the Center’s mission: “to present feminism in an approachable and relevant manner, to educate new generations about the meaning of feminist art, and to raise awareness of feminism's cultural contributions.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Micucci, Dana (2007-04-19). "Feminist art gets place of pride in Brooklyn". New York Times. 
  2. ^ Kort, Michele (Winter 2007). "Home at Last". Ms. Magazine. Retrieved 23 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "Global Feminisms". Brooklyn Museum. Retrieved 17 May 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Feminist Art Base". Brooklyn Museum. Retrieved 17 May 2012. 

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Coordinates: 40°40′16.7″N 73°57′49.5″W / 40.671306°N 73.963750°W / 40.671306; -73.963750