The Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art celebrated its one year anniversary on March 15th, 2007 during Women’s History with some truly amazing and inspiring public programs. In the Forum, Curator Maura Reilly kicked off the event with a lively conversation with Ghada Amer about the exhibition Ghada Amer: Love Has No End. Both spoke for almost two hours about the artist’s work, the fascinating evolution of her “big drips” technique, and her take on feminism, which she summed up in one succinct sentence that poignantly ended the talk: “I am a woman, therefore I am a feminist.”
Later in the day, Dr. Elizabeth A. Sackler introduced the “Funding a Revolution” panel discussion where moderator Carol Jenkins, President of Women’s Media Center, and Helen LaKelly Hunt, Barbara Dobkin, and Jennifer Buffett, three phenomenal benefactors, gave presentations and talked about how they are working to change the face of philanthropy today. All the women seriously rocked the house! Thank you to all the participants, and to everyone who came out for the anniversary. It was a truly feminist celebration!