Guerrilla GirlsWomen in the Arts 2007Brooklyn MuseumNovember 9, 2007Arts activists the Guerrilla Girls, a group of anonymous women or "feminist masked avengers" fighting for gender and racial equality, were honored at the fifth annual Women in the Arts luncheon held on Friday, November 9, 2007 at the Brooklyn Museum. Proceeds from the event, organized by the Museum's Community Committee, a volunteer organization, benefit a wide range of Museum programs.
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.