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.

BrooklyNites April 18th 5-9 p.m.

In conjunction with the opening of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art and its inaugural exhibitions, Global Feminisms and Pharaohs, Queens, and Goddesses,…

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Target First Saturday April 7, 2007

Join us April 7th from 5-11pm and celebrate the opening of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art!

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Opening Events!

Sorry we’ve been posting less than usual—we’ve been swamped getting everything ready for the opening weekend. We’ve got a lot to mention! We’ve got a…

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Symposium: Feminisms Without Borders

We’re hosting the Feminisms Without Borders Symposium. Advanced tickets are now available at the Museum’s Visitor Center in the lobby. Saturday, March 31, 10 a.m….

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Pre-Order Global Feminisms Catalogue

A fully illustrated catalogue, published by the Brooklyn Museum in association with Merrell, accompanies the exhibition Global Feminisms. Reflecting the global reach of the exhibition,…

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NYU Arts in Society Symposium

As part of New York University’s International Symposium on the Arts in Society, Linda Nochlin and Maura Reilly will be speaking together about Global Feminisms…

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Congratulations Linda!

College Art Association is honoring Linda Nochlin today as the Distinguished Scholar at the 2007 Annual Conference in New York. The Distinguished Scholar Session, entitled…

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Loading-in Global Feminisms

12 video projectors, 20 monitors and 32 DVD players were just delivered for the load-in of the Center’s inaugural show, Global Feminisms. The show consists…

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ARTnews!

Check out the February issue of ARTnews: This February, our focus is women in the art world. On the occasion of major shows, books, and…

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Judy Chicago Featured in New York Times Today

Judy Chicago and the Center are featured in today’s New York Times! Ms. Chicago, Party of 39? Your Table’s Ready in Brooklyn by Robin Pogrebin…

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WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution

If you are in Los Angeles, be sure to catch MoCA-LA‘s exhibition WACK!: Art and the Feminist Revolution, which opens March 4, 2007 and runs…

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The Feminist Future: Theory and Practice in the Visual Arts

Linda Nochlin, co-curator of the Center’s inaugural exhibition Global Feminisms, will be a respondent at this upcoming MoMA symposium: The Feminist Future: Theory and Practice…

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On Newstands Now: Ms. Magazine

The Center is featured in the Winter 2007 issue of Ms. magazine including articles about The Dinner Party and our inaugural exhibition, Global Feminisims. Home…

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SAVE THE DATE! Feminist Art Parade – May 19, 2007 12-6 pm

  Put on your dancing shoes, your hiking boots, your sandals, your sneakers. Stand up and be counted, show your support and gratitude for groundbreaking…

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Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art Opens March 23, 2007

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…

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