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Women in the Arts


Marina Abramović, 2015 Women in the Arts awardee, talks with Catherine Morris, Sackler Family Curator for the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art. Photo: Elena Olivo

The annual Women in the Arts award is presented for outstanding achievement by a leading member of the arts community. Inaugurated in 2002, this award has been presented to women who have made significant contributions in the arts. Held each fall, the event features a program with the recipient that introduces her and her accomplishments to the Brooklyn Museum community, followed by a celebratory luncheon in the Museum’s beautiful Beaux-Arts Court.

Proceeds from the event support the many educational and artistic programs offered by the Museum and its Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art.

Past Honorees

Sarah Arison, Ellen Gallagher, Miyoung Lee, Janet Mock, and Lowery Stokes Sims (2016)

Marina Abramović (2015)

Mera Rubell and Jennifer Rubell (2014)

Laurie Simmons and Lena Dunham (2013)

Yoko Ono (2012)

Shirin Neshat (2011)

Kara Walker (2010)

Kiki Smith (2009)

Cindy Sherman (2008)

Guerrilla Girls (2007)

Annie Leibovitz (2006)

Maya Lin (2005)

Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell (2004)

Elizabeth A. Sackler (2002)