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 ton of events for the opening weekend. Everything from Members Previews, ribbon cuttings, book signings, and talks and performances. Check out the full schedule here.
In addition, we are thrilled to announce that in conjunction with the exhibition Global Feminisms, feminist artists from more than fifty countries are discussing or performing their works. Talks and performances take place every half-hour in the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art—the full schedule can be found here.
Judy Chicago will be joining us to sign books on Thursday, March 22, from 2 to 3 p.m., during special preview hours. (Members will be admitted from 12 to 5 p.m.) She will also sign books from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m., during the opening celebration.
Thanks to Flickr member FFK for updating us on these other Judy Chicago sightings around town:
Judy Chicago will be signing books:
Friday, March 23, from 5 to 7 p.m.
as part of the opening reception for Setting the Table: Preparatory Work for The Dinner Party
The ACA Galleries
529 West 20th Street, 5th floor
An exhibit entitled Judy Chicago: Jewish Identity will be on show through July 6
The Hebrew Union College
Jewish Institute of Religion Museum
One West Fourth Street, between Broadway and Mercer Streets
For more information, visit the HUC Web site.
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.