The Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art celebrated its one year anniversary on March 15th, 2007 during Women’s History with some truly amazing and inspiring public programs. In the Forum, Curator Maura Reilly kicked off the event with a lively conversation with Ghada Amer about the exhibition Ghada Amer: Love Has No End. Both spoke for almost two hours about the artist’s work, the fascinating evolution of her “big drips” technique, and her take on feminism, which she summed up in one succinct sentence that poignantly ended the talk: “I am a woman, therefore I am a feminist.”
Later in the day, Dr. Elizabeth A. Sackler introduced the “Funding a Revolution” panel discussion where moderator Carol Jenkins, President of Women’s Media Center, and Helen LaKelly Hunt, Barbara Dobkin, and Jennifer Buffett, three phenomenal benefactors, gave presentations and talked about how they are working to change the face of philanthropy today. All the women seriously rocked the house! Thank you to all the participants, and to everyone who came out for the anniversary. It was a truly feminist celebration!
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 2008 Emerging Scholars Feminist Art Symposium, Feminism NOW. As Research Assistant, she manages the Feminist Art Base and posts 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.