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Jan van Raay (American, born 1942). Faith Ringgold (right) and Michele Wallace (middle) at Art Workers Coalition Protest, Whitney Museum, 1971. Digital C-print. Courtesy of Jan van Raay, Portland, OR, 305–37. © Jan van Raay


                          
                          Jan van Raay (American, born 1942). Faith Ringgold (right) and Michele Wallace (middle) at Art Workers Coalition Protest, Whitney Museum, 1971. Digital C-print. Courtesy of Jan van Raay, Portland, OR, 305–37. © Jan van Raay

Jan van Raay (American, born 1942). Faith Ringgold (right) and Michele Wallace (middle) at Art Workers Coalition Protest, Whitney Museum, 1971. Digital C-print. Courtesy of Jan van Raay, Portland, OR, 305–37. © Jan van Raay

<p>Alfred Stieglitz (American, 1864–1946). <em>Georgia O’Keeffe</em>, circa 1920–22. Gelatin silver print, 4<sup>1</sup>/<sub>2</sub> x 3<sup>1</sup>/<sub>2</sub> in. (11.4 x 9 cm). Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe, N.M.; Gift of The Georgia O’Keeffe Foundation, 2003.01.006. © Georgia O’Keeffe Museum</p>

Alfred Stieglitz (American, 1864–1946). Georgia O’Keeffe, circa 1920–22. Gelatin silver print, 41/2 x 31/2 in. (11.4 x 9 cm). Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe, N.M.; Gift of The Georgia O’Keeffe Foundation, 2003.01.006. © Georgia O’Keeffe Museum

<p>Marilyn Minter (American, born 1948). <em>Blue Poles</em>, 2007. Enamel on metal, 60 x 72 in. (152.4 x 182.9 cm). Private collection, Switzerland</p>

Marilyn Minter (American, born 1948). Blue Poles, 2007. Enamel on metal, 60 x 72 in. (152.4 x 182.9 cm). Private collection, Switzerland

<p><em>Iggy Pop Life Class by Jeremy Deller</em>. Organized by the Brooklyn Museum, February 21, 2016. (Photo: Elena Olivo, © Brooklyn Museum)</p>

Iggy Pop Life Class by Jeremy Deller. Organized by the Brooklyn Museum, February 21, 2016. (Photo: Elena Olivo, © Brooklyn Museum)

<p>Beverly Buchanan (American, 1940–2015). <em>Untitled (Double Portrait of Artist with Frustula Sculpture)</em> (detail), n.d. Black-and-white photograph with original paint marks, 8½ x 11 in. (21.6 x 27.9 cm). Private collection. © Estate of Beverly Buchanan</p>

Beverly Buchanan (American, 1940–2015). Untitled (Double Portrait of Artist with Frustula Sculpture) (detail), n.d. Black-and-white photograph with original paint marks, 8½ x 11 in. (21.6 x 27.9 cm). Private collection. © Estate of Beverly Buchanan

<p>Joseph Kosuth (American, born 1945). <em>276 (On Color Blue)</em>, 1993. Neon tubing, transformer, and electrical wires, 30 x 162 in. (76.2 x 411.48 cm). Brooklyn Museum; Mary Smith Dorward Fund, 1992.215. © 2016 Joseph Kosuth / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. (Photo: Brooklyn Museum)</p>

Joseph Kosuth (American, born 1945). 276 (On Color Blue), 1993. Neon tubing, transformer, and electrical wires, 30 x 162 in. (76.2 x 411.48 cm). Brooklyn Museum; Mary Smith Dorward Fund, 1992.215. © 2016 Joseph Kosuth / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. (Photo: Brooklyn Museum)

<p>Amarna King, circa 1352–1336 <small>B.C.E.</small> Limestone, paint, gold leaf, 8<sup>3</sup>/<sub>8</sub> x 1<sup>7</sup>/<sub>8</sub> in. (21.3 x 4.8 cm). Gift of the Egypt Exploration Society, 29.34. (Photo: Brooklyn Museum)</p>

Amarna King, circa 1352–1336 B.C.E. Limestone, paint, gold leaf, 83/8 x 17/8 in. (21.3 x 4.8 cm). Gift of the Egypt Exploration Society, 29.34. (Photo: Brooklyn Museum)

<p>Judy Chicago (American, born 1939). <em>Study for Virginia Woolf plate</em>, 1977. Ink, photo, and collage on paper, approx. 24 x 36 in. (61 x 91.4 cm). © 2016 Judy Chicago / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. (Photo: © Donald Woodman)</p>

Judy Chicago (American, born 1939). Study for Virginia Woolf plate, 1977. Ink, photo, and collage on paper, approx. 24 x 36 in. (61 x 91.4 cm). © 2016 Judy Chicago / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. (Photo: © Donald Woodman)

A Year of Yes: Reimagining Feminism at the Brooklyn Museum

Throughout the Museum

A Year of Yes: Reimagining Feminism at the Brooklyn Museum presents the history of feminism and feminist art while showcasing contemporary artistic practices and new thought leadership. Spanning October 2016 to early 2018, it encompasses a series of exhibitions and extensive public programs celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art.

A Year of Yes recognizes feminism as a force for progressive change and takes the contributions of feminist art as its starting point. It reimagines next steps, expanding feminism from the struggle for gender parity to embrace broader social-justice issues of tolerance, inclusion, and diversity.

From exhibitions of renowned and trailblazing artists such as Georgia O’Keeffe and Marilyn Minter, to a breakthrough survey of lesser-known artist Beverly Buchanan; from a long-overdue account of the centrality of women of color in second-wave feminism, to exhibitions with contemporary artists contemplating a future of equality, A Year of Yes pushes back against conventional barriers while expanding the canon.

A Year of Yes also delves into the history of the Brooklyn Museum itself, reexamining the radical, progressive, and largely unheralded contributions so often left out of institutional histories.

Beverly Buchanan—Ruins and Rituals
October 21, 2016–March 5, 2017

Marilyn Minter: Pretty/Dirty
November 4, 2016–May 7, 2017

Iggy Pop Life Class by Jeremy Deller
November 4, 2016–June 18, 2017

Infinite Blue
November 25, 2016–November 2017

A Woman’s Afterlife: Gender Transformation in Ancient Egypt
Opened December 15, 2016

Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern
March 3–July 23, 2017

We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85
April 21–September 17, 2017

Roots of “The Dinner Party”: History in the Making
October 20, 2017–March 4, 2018

Leadership support for A Year of Yes: Reimagining Feminism at the Brooklyn Museum is provided by Elizabeth A. Sackler, the Ford Foundation, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Anne Klein, the Calvin Klein Family Foundation, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Mary Jo and Ted Shen, and an anonymous donor. Generous support is also provided by Annette Blum, the Taylor Foundation, the Antonia and Vladimer Kulaev Cultural Heritage Fund, Beth Dozoretz, The Cowles Charitable Trust, and Almine Rech Gallery.

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