In 2002, the Brooklyn Museum’s Community Committee established a tremendous award to celebrate women artists, patrons, curators, collectors, and critics whose contributions have had a positive impact in the areas of arts and culture. Keeping in step with the aims of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, the Women in the Arts Committee acknowledges individuals who have been influential to the ongoing advancement of women and the visual arts. Previous recipients of the award include Annie Leibovitz, Maya Lin, Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell, and our own Elizabeth A. Sackler. Although the Center has no involvement with the selection of potential Women in the Arts honorees, we are delighted to share that the Museum will be presenting this year’s award to The Guerrilla Girls, a group of fabulous women who have made an enormous contribution to the formation of feminist discussions in the contemporary art world.
I saw one of their performance lectures at the Feminist Future Symposium at The Museum of Modern Art earlier this year (video above), and I can tell you it was an electrifying experience to share a moment of their feminist history. What I find is really awesome about this program is that guests will have an opportunity to speak with members of the Guerrilla Girls in person at the reception. Check out all the details on our website.