Kara Walker: Burning African Village

Kara Walker (American, born 1969). Burning African Village Play Set with Big House and Lynching, 2006. Painted laser-cut steel. Brooklyn Museum, Purchased with funds given by Stephanie and Tim Ingrassia and John and Barbara Vogelstein, 2008.53.1a–v. © Kara Walker. Photo courtesy of Sikkema Jenkins & Co.

Women in the Arts 2010

Thursday, November 4, 2010 at 11 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Beaux-Arts Court, 3rd Floor

The Brooklyn Museum Community Committee hosts its eighth annual Women in the Arts luncheon on Thursday, November 4. This year’s guest of honor is the artist Kara Walker. One of America’s most highly regarded living artists, Ms. Walker has shown her work at countless major arts institutions both in America and internationally.

The award will be presented by Arnold Lehman, Director of the Brooklyn Museum, at 11 a.m. This will be followed by a reception and luncheon in the Museum’s Beaux-Arts Court from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Tickets for the event are $175 as a Friend; $250 as a Supporter; $1,800 as an Advocate (table for 10); and $3,000 as a Patron (select table for 10). Tickets include complimentary Museum admission and free parking in the Museum parking lot.

For tickets and/or further information, contact the Community Committee office by phone at (718) 789-2493, fax at (718) 501-6127, or e-mail

Proceeds from the event help to support the cultural, artistic, and educational programs offered by the Museum and its Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art.