The Brooklyn Museum is officially celebrating feminism!
The Brooklyn Museum is officially celebrating feminism! Hooray! Well, more precisely they’re celebrating 10 years of their Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art. But either way, we couldn’t be more thrilled.
The museum announced the news in a press release that in honor of the 10th anniversary, they will feature 10 exhibits of works by female painters over the next year. They’re calling it A Year of Yes: Reimagining Feminism at the Brooklyn Museum as a nod to Shonda Rhimes reclaimed memoir, also called A Year of Yes.
Most notably, the exhibits will feature the artwork of Georgia O’Keefe, Marilyn Minter, and Beverly Buchanan.
About the exhibits, the museum stated,
“The project recognizes feminism as a driving force for progressive change and takes the transformative contributions of feminist art during the last half-century as its starting point. A Year of Yes then reimagines the next steps, expanding feminist thinking from its roots in the struggle for gender parity to embrace broader social-justice issues of tolerance, inclusion, and diversity.”
Not only will the museum honor feminism and everything that the second-wave feminist movement accomplished, but The Brooklyn Museum will also allow visitors to interact directly feminism via public programs.
The first exhibit is set to be Beverly Buchanan—Ruins and Rituals and open on October 21st.
We can’t wait!
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