Happy New Year, everyone! The opening date for the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art is set for March 23, 2007.
With the Grand Opening, The Dinner Party by Judy Chicago will be restored to public view on a permanent basis. Widely regarded as the first epic feminist artwork, the monumental installation functions as a symbolic history of women in Western civilization.
In celebration of the opening, the Museum presents Global Feminisms, the first international exhibition exclusively dedicated to feminist art from 1990 to the present. The show consists of work by approximately eighty women artists from around the world and includes work in all media – painting, sculpture, photography, film, video, installation, and performance.
Pharaohs, Queens and Goddesses will inaugurate the Center’s biographical gallery. Presented in tandem with Judy Chicago’s The Dinner Party, the exhibition is dedicated to powerful female pharaohs, queens, and goddesses from Egyptian history.