All posts by Melissa Messina

Melissa Messina

Before coming to the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Melissa Messina earned her MFA from Pratt Institute where she received the Presidential Merit Award in Painting. While there, she coordinated the 2005–06 Visiting Artist Lecture Series, which featured such artists as Vanessa Beecroft, Mariko Mori, Judy Pfaff, and Joan Snyder. During this time, she also worked as a Curatorial and Sales Associate for a private dealer in New York specializing in modern abstraction. Prior to moving to New York, Messina was hired by the City of Atlanta Bureau of Cultural Affairs as an independent curator and executed several regional and national group exhibitions for their public art galleries, City Gallery East and City Gallery at Chastain. In Atlanta, she was also Assistant Director at Comer Art Advisory, LLC, in 2004, and a Curatorial and Marketing Associate for the art consulting firm, Barkin-Leeds Ltd., 2001–2003. She recently was the Assistant Curator to Ernesto Pujol for the exhibition Mediating America (June 2006) at the Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, and was invited to jury the exhibition Adam's Rib Eve's Air in Her Hair (January 2007) at the feminist art gallery SOHO20 in Chelsea. Her own artwork has been exhibited in museums and galleries in the Southeast, New England, and New York.

Press for the Center

Dear Readers: Below is a list of press compiled about the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, the permanent installation of The Dinner Party…

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See Our Revamped Web Components!

You’re invited! Come explore The Dinner Party with our new Virtual Tour, which provides an amazing 360-degree view of the installation. The tour lets you…

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Alert! Wage Discrimination Update!

Good news! Last week, the House passed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2007. The bill is named for the plaintiff in the pay…

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August Programs for EASCFA

First Saturday Events – Saturday, August 4 7:00 p.m. Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Forum, 4th Floor Film screening In The Time of…

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A Place at the Table

On May 19th, an amazing group of women came and celebrated the Center at the event, “A Place at the Table” and it was a…

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The Future of Feminist Art

Thank you Panelists! On Saturday, July 21st, a panel discussion was held in the Forum of the Center on The Future of Feminist Art. Four…

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July Programs — Please Join Us!

Film Screening as part of Brooklyn Museum Summer Movie Series Sunday, July 15 3:00 p.m. Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Forum, 4th Floor…

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Thank You Craig Barnes!

  (Elizabeth Sackler & Craig Barnes) We would like to extend a gracious THANK YOU! to our speaker Craig S. Barnes for Saturday’s insightful lecture,…

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Lecture on the “Lost Feminine” with Craig Barnes, June 30th

Please join us for an installment of The Dinner Party Lecture Series: Craig Barnes–In Search of the Lost Feminine Saturday, June 30th, 2007, 2-4 p.m….

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Alert! Wage Discrimination Ruling

We are a bit late reporting on this bit of news, but feel it is an important Alert! nonetheless. In the recent Ledbetter v. Goodyear…

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Congratulations Amy!

We would like to CONGRATULATE our former Exhibitions Research Assistant, Amy Brandt, on her new position as Assistant to the Directors of Arts Administration at…

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Thank You A Place at the Table!

A HUGE, HEARTFELT THANK YOU TO OUR SUPPORTERS!First, we’d like to extend an extra special THANK YOU to the women of A Place at the…

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Pharaohs, Queens, & Goddesses Extended!

The exhibition in the Herstory Gallery, Pharaohs, Queens, & Goddesses, has been extended to January 20, 2008. The show, dedicated to powerful female pharaohs, queens…

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Alert!

If you did not hear about the Supreme Court’s recent decision to uphold the nation’s first abortion procedure ban, please read this article on the…

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Global Feminisms in Artkrush

Paul Laster, editor of www.artkrush.com, just wrote us to check out his photographs of artists and curators at the opening of Global Feminisms. Also of…

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