As curator of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Catherine J. Morris has organized Matthew Buckingham: The Spirit and the Letter, Lorna Simpson: Gathered, Kiki Smith: Sojourn, Healing the Wounds of War: The Brooklyn Sanitary Fair of 1864, and Sam Taylor-Wood: “Ghosts,” and she was the Brooklyn Museum curator for Seductive Subversion: Women Pop Artists, 1958–1968. As an independent curator prior to joining the Museum, Morris organized exhibitions that explored issues related to feminism and its impact as a social, political, and intellectual construct on the development of visual culture—among them Decoys, Complexes, and Triggers: Women and Land Art in the 1970s at the Sculpture Center, Long Island City, New York; she also co-curated Gloria and Regarding Gloria at White Columns, New York. She was the co-curator of Hans Hofmann: Circa 1950 at the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University, and curated 9 Evenings Reconsidered: Art, Theatre, and Engineering, 1966, which originated at the MIT List Visual Arts Center, and Food at White Columns, New York. Morris was Adjunct Curator of Contemporary Art at the Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, Oklahoma, and has authored or contributed to various scholarly publications and catalogues.
Sarah Giovanniello is the Research Assistant at the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum, where she assists the Curator of the Center with exhibitions, a growing permanent collection that includes The Dinner Party by Judy Chicago, public programs, and projects related to feminism, feminist art, and the collection. Since 2008, she has worked on numerous exhibitions, including Kiki Smith: Sojourn, Healing the Wounds of War: The Brooklyn Sanitary Fair of 1864, Ghada Amer: Love Has No End, Reflections on the Electric Mirror: New Feminist Video, and Seductive Subversion: Women Pop Artists, 1958–1968. In 2009, she organized the mounting of Jen DeNike's TWIRL at the Museum for PERFORMA09. She has worked on numerous public programs, her favorites of which include making ourselves visible: a project in feminist space making with artists Liz Linden and Jen Kennedy, and the 2009 Emerging Scholars Feminist Art Symposium, Feminism NOW. As Research Assistant, she manages the Feminist Art Base and posts regularly to the Brooklyn Museum blog on topics related to the Center's programs, projects, and exhibitions. Sarah holds an M.A. in Performance Studies from NYU and a B.A. from Bryn Mawr College.
We would like to thank our staff and interns, past and present, for all of their dedication and hard work. The Brooklyn Museum and the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art is also indebted to Maura Reilly, founding curator of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, 2003–8, and to Judy Chicago.