Brooklyn Museum Announces 96 Recent Acquisitions by Female Artists

Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Brooklyn Museum Announces 96 Recent Acquisitions by Female Artists

In conjunction with A Year of Yes: Reimagining Feminism at the Brooklyn Museum, marking the 10th anniversary of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, the Museum welcomed 96 works by female artists into the Sackler Center and Contemporary Art collections.

In conjunction with A Year of Yes: Reimagining Feminism at the Brooklyn Museum, marking the 10th anniversary of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, the Museum welcomed 96 works by female artists into the Sackler Center and Contemporary Art collections. Acquired as the Museum celebrated a decade of groundbreaking feminist exhibitions and programs from late 2016 to early 2018, they include notable works by Emma Amos, Beverly Buchanan, the Guerrilla Girls, Marilyn Minter, Betye Saar, Miriam Schapiro, and Betty Tompkins, among others.

“The Brooklyn Museum is excited to have added numerous works from ancient times to the present to its collection over the past year and, after a concerted effort to broaden our historic narratives, among them are nearly a hundred works by women artists, all of whom have contributed significantly to our times,” said Anne Pasternak, the Museum's Shelby White and Leon Levy Director. Elizabeth A. Sackler added, “I would like to thank the dozens of people who participated with me in the acquisition of the 96 works for the benefit of the Sackler Center and the Brooklyn Museum as a whole.”

“Adding significant works by established and emerging artists to the Brooklyn Museum collection through both gifts and acquisitions is the culminating event for our yearlong celebration marking the tenth anniversary of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art. We are extremely pleased to announce these important additions to the collection by many of the artists who participated in A Year of Yes: Reimagining Feminism at the Brooklyn Museum,” said Catherine Morris, Sackler Senior Curator for the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art.

Image on top: Betye Saar (American, born 1926). Liberation of Aunt Jemima: Cocktail, 1973. Mixed- media assemblage, 12 × 18 in. (30.5 × 45.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchased with funds given by Elizabeth A. Sackler, gift of the Contemporary Art Committee, and William K. Jacobs, Jr. Fund, 2017.17. © Betye Saar and Roberts Projects, Los Angeles, California

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