Marin Alsop is the first woman to direct a major American orchestra, the first artist to win both Gramophone's Artist of the Year Award and the Royal Philharmonic Society's Conductor's Award in the same season, and the first conductor named to a MacArthur Fellowship. She is the music director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and chief conductor of the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra.
On Wednesday, April 18, 2012, fifteen extraordinary women who are first in their fields were honored with Sackler Center First Awards. The event commemorated the fifth anniversary of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, the first center within an art museum to be devoted to the exhibition and study of feminist art. The event was presented by Elizabeth A. Sackler and Gloria Steinem and hosted by Soledad O'Brien and Laura Flanders. The award was designed by Judy Chicago.
A Place at the Table
"Our Place at the Table celebration on May 19, 2007 at the Brooklyn Museum was a huge success - lots of fun, good turnout, good comraderie, good spirit. We celebrated Elizabeth A. Sackler and the Brooklyn Museum and Maura Reilly and Melissa Messina for breaking down another barrier to the full appreciation of the contributions of Feminism, Feminist Art and all women artists to our culture. And hey - Feminist Art in a major museum! That's what we've been working towards all these years!"
--Susan Grabel, A Place at the Table
Produced and Directed by Nicole DiCesare
Shot and Cut by Omar Villegas
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