The Brooklyn Museum, housed in a 560,000-square-foot, Beaux-Arts building, is one of the oldest and largest art museums in the country. Its world-renowned permanent collections range from ancient Egyptian masterpieces to contemporary art, and represent a wide range of cultures. Only a 30-minute subway ride from midtown Manhattan, with its own newly renovated subway station, the Museum is part of a complex of nineteenth-century parks and gardens that also includes Prospect Park, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and the Prospect Park Zoo.
A dialogue and question-and-answer session with producer Abigail E. Disney and Dr. Elizabeth Sackler follows the screening of the award-winning documentary Pray the Devil Back to Hell (Gini Reticker, 2008, 71 min., NR). This event took place at the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art on December 13, 2009. Video courtesy the Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation.
In honor of the birthday of Planned Parenthood's founder, Margaret Sanger, feminist writer and commentator Gloria Feldt discusses Sanger's life and work, the history of the birth-control movement, the role that birth control plays in women's equality and empowerment, and what activists today can learn about leadership from Sanger's organizing. This event took place at the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art on September 13, 2009. Video courtesy Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation.
Acclaimed actress and women’s rights advocate Kathleen Turner provides a rare opportunity for an open discussion with Museum visitors. This discussion took place at the Brooklyn Museum on November 14, 2009. Video courtesy of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation.
A panel of media experts, feminists, and pundits will examine what we have learned from the epic political battles of 2007 and 2008. Is the American public really more comfortable with female and minority candidates? How did the last election change the relationship between religion and politics? And what's next? Moderated by award-winning author Courtney E. Martin. This panel discussion took place in the Forum of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum on Febru...
Renowned artist Carrie Mae Weems discusses her art, including the work featured in the exhibition Burning Down the House: Building a Feminist Art Collection, and her relationship to feminism. This event took place in the Forum of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum on January 24, 2009. Video courtesy of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation.
Sonia Ossorio, President of the National Organization of Women, discusses the commercial sexual exploitation of women and girls in New York City, and the measures used to counter the industry. This lecture took place at the Brooklyn Museum on October 19, 2008. Video courtesy of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation.
Acclaimed activist Gloria Steinem leads a panel discussing the fight against human trafficking, sexual exploitation, and violence against women and girls. Joining her will be Taina Bien-Aime, Executive Director of Equality Now; Dorchen Leidholdt, Director of the Center for Battered Women's Legal Services at Sanctuary for Families; and Rachel Lloyd, Executive Director of GEMS. This panel discussion took place at the Brooklyn Museum on December 13, 2008. Video courtesy of the Elizabeth A. Sackle...
Tracy Fitzpatrick, Neuberger Museum of Art Curator and Assistant Professor of Art History at SUNY Purchase, gave a lecture, "Hannah Wilke: Sculptor and Sculpture," in which she discussed how the artist's sculptural practices inform her diverse body of work. The event took place on Saturday, December 6, 2008, in the Forum of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum. Video courtesy of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation.
Academics, journalists, and comedians explore the ways in which the two presidential candidates have been framed by the media. The panel includes Charlton McIlwain, Assistant Professor of Culture and Communication, NYU; Gloria Feldt, author and political commentator; and Ramin Hedayati, producer at "The Daily Show," MSNBC. The panel is moderated by Courtney E. Martin, columnist for The American Prospect Online. This panel discussion took place in the Forum of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center fo...