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Brooklyn Museum and Prospect Park Alliance Present Judy Chicago's Fireworks Performance Piece, A BUTTERFLY FOR BROOKLYN, Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2014

To celebrate her seventy-fifth birthday, artist Judy Chicago will create A Butterfly for Brooklyn, a monumental pyrotechnic performance piece drawing inspiration from her earliest explorations of feminist imagery, in Brooklyn's Prospect Park tonight, April 26, at 7:30 p.m.

Brooklyn Museum Presents Public Programs in May 2014 that Include ARTY FACTS: INSPIRATION CREATION, MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH AND TOUR and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

The Brooklyn Museum will present a variety of public programs for adults, teens, and kids in May. Public programs include talks, late night events, performances, screenings, and hands-on workshops for children and adults that amplify the Museum's exhibitions and permanent collection, serve its diverse public, and support learning through the visual arts.

CHICAGO IN L.A. Exhibition Opens Today at the Brooklyn Museum
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

Chicago in L.A.: Judy Chicago's Early Work 1963-74, the first survey on the East Coast of the artist's early career, will be on view at the Brooklyn Museum from today, April 4 through September 28, 2014.

The Brooklyn Museum and the Prospect Park Alliance Present Judy Chicago's Fireworks Performance Piece, A BUTTERFLY FOR BROOKLYN, 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

To celebrate her seventy-fifth birthday, artist Judy Chicago will create A Butterfly for Brooklyn, a monumental pyrotechnic performance piece drawing inspiration from her earliest explorations of feminist imagery, in Brooklyn's Prospect Park on Saturday, April 26, at 7:30 p.m. The site-specific work, measuring approximately 200 feet wide by 180 feet high, will appear to levitate, swirl, and move. Presented by the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum in partnership with the Prospect Park Alliance, the project is an outdoor component of the exhibition Chicago in L. A.: Judy Chicago's Early Work, 1962-74, on view in the Sackler Center at the Museum from April 4 throughSeptember 28. A Butterfly for Brooklyn will transform the imagery Chicago used most famously in her iconic installation, The Dinner Party, into a twenty-minute fusion of color and dazzling visual effects on the Long Meadow of Prospect Park.

Swoon, Brooklyn Street Art, Ai Weiwei Films & More Set for Brooklyn Museum in April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

The Brooklyn Museum will present a variety of public programs for adults, teens, and kids in April. Public programs include talks, late night events, performances, screenings, and hands-on workshops for children and adults that amplify the Museum's exhibitions and permanent collection, serve its diverse public, and support learning through the visual arts.

MAD Celebrates 5th Anniversary at Columbus Circle with INSPIRED Exhibition, Now thru Oct 2014
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

As part of its fifth anniversary celebration, the Museum of Arts and Design will present Inspired, an exhibition showcasing works that have joined the museum's collection since the opening of its new Columbus Circle building in 2008. Featuring more than 100 works of sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, furniture, and textiles, Inspired will explore how contemporary creators from around the globe are carrying the craft tradition into the 21st century with innovative techniques and practices that incorporate mediums both new and familiar. On view from today, March 18 through October 13, 2014, the exhibition will highlight varied sources of artistic inspiration as expressed in handcrafted works by Robert Arneson, Judy Chicago, Mary Jackson, and Kim Schmahmann, alongside cutting-edge design objects by Ron Arad, Sebastian Brajkovic, and Ayala Serfaty, among many others.

Brooklyn Museum Public Programs Feature Congressman John Lewis and More, March 2014
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2014

The Brooklyn Museum will present a variety of public programs for adults, teens, and kids in March. Public programs include talks, late night events, sensory tours, performances, screenings, and hands-on workshops for children and adults that amplify the Museum's exhibitions and permanent collection, serve its diverse public, and support learning through the visual arts.

MAD Celebrates Fifth Anniversary with 2014-15 Exhibitions
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

Marking the Museum of Arts and Design's first year under the leadership of its new Nanette L. Laitman Director Glenn Adamson, the upcoming 2014–2015 exhibition programming reflects MAD's commitment to championing skilled makers—artists, designers, and artisans—and the value they bring to the world around us. Featuring work from throughout the five boroughs and across the globe, the exhibitions will transform the Museum into a creative hub and platform for the 21st century maker.

Brooklyn Museum Public Programs to Feature Congressman John Lewis and More, March 2014
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2014

The Brooklyn Museum will present a variety of public programs for adults, teens, and kids in March. Public programs include talks, late night events, sensory tours, performances, screenings, and hands-on workshops for children and adults that amplify the Museum's exhibitions and permanent collection, serve its diverse public, and support learning through the visual arts.

CHICAGO IN L.A. Exhibition to Open 4/4 at the Brooklyn Museum
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2014

Chicago in L.A.: Judy Chicago's Early Work 1963-74, the first survey on the East Coast of the artist's early career, will be on view at the Brooklyn Museum from April 4 through September 28, 2014.

TWICE MILITANT Exhibition Spotlights Playwright Lorraine Hansberry at Brooklyn Museum, Beg. Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2013

A new exhibition, Twice Militant: Lorraine Hansberry's Letters to 'The Ladder,' examines a lesser-known aspect of the life of the award-winning author of the landmark play A Raisin in the Sun, who died in 1965 at the age of thirty-four. The exhibition features documents and publications addressing Hansberry's identification as a feminist and a lesbian, and will be on view in the Herstory Gallery of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art from today, November 22, 2013, through March 16, 2014.

Sackler Family Endowment Establishes Brooklyn Museum Curatorial Position
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2013

A significant endowment from members of the Sackler family has established the position of Sackler Family Curator for the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art of the Brooklyn Museum. The inaugural position will be held by Catherine J. Morris, who has been Curator of the Sackler Center since 2009.

BWW Reviews: SVADBA (Wedding) Makes US Premiere At Opera Philadelphia
by Marakay Rogers - Nov 9, 2013

The Queen of Puddings production of Ana Sokolovic's short opera made its US premiere at Opera Philadelphia with the assistance of FringeArts and a raucous reception

TWICE MILITANT Exhibition to Spotlight Playwright Lorraine Hansberry at Brooklyn Museum, Beg. 11/22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2013

A new exhibition, Twice Militant: Lorraine Hansberry's Letters to 'The Ladder,' examines a lesser-known aspect of the life of the award-winning author of the landmark play A Raisin in the Sun, who died in 1965 at the age of thirty-four. The exhibition features documents and publications addressing Hansberry's identification as a feminist and a lesbian, and will be on view in the Herstory Gallery of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art from November 22, 2013, through March 16, 2014.

MAD to Celebrate 5th Anniversary at Columbus Circle with INSPIRED Exhibition, March-Oct 2014
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2013

As part of its fifth anniversary celebration, the Museum of Arts and Design will present Inspired, an exhibition showcasing works that have joined the museum's collection since the opening of its new Columbus Circle building in 2008. Featuring more than 100 works of sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, furniture, and textiles, Inspired will explore how contemporary creators from around the globe are carrying the craft tradition into the 21st century with innovative techniques and practices that incorporate mediums both new and familiar. On view from March 18 through October 13, 2014, the exhibition will highlight varied sources of artistic inspiration as expressed in handcrafted works by Robert Arneson, Judy Chicago, Mary Jackson, and Kim Schmahmann, alongside cutting-edge design objects by Ron Arad, Sebastian Brajkovic, and Ayala Serfaty, among many others.

Judy Chicago & Author Jane F. Gerhard to Speak at Brooklyn Museum Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2013

Artist Judy Chicago, the creator of the iconic feminist work of art The Dinner Party, which is on permanent view at the Brooklyn Museum, will speak with author Jane F. Gerhard about her new book that details the making and history of Chicago's monumental installation. The program at the Brooklyn Museum, scheduled for today, July 11, at 6:30 p.m., will be moderated by Saisha Grayson, Assistant Curator of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art.

Judy Chicago & Author Jane F. Gerhard to Speak at Brooklyn Museum, 7/11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2013

Artist Judy Chicago, the creator of the iconic feminist work of art The Dinner Party, which is on permanent view at the Brooklyn Museum, will speak with author Jane F. Gerhard about her new book that details the making and history of Chicago's monumental installation. The program at the Brooklyn Museum, scheduled for Thursday, July 11, at 6:30 p.m., will be moderated by Saisha Grayson, Assistant Curator of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art.

Contemporary Artists Donate Artwork to Children's Cancer & Blood Foundation Art Auction
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2013

The Children's Cancer and Blood Foundation (CCBF) will host its sixth annual Contemporary Art Auction on Wednesday, May 15th at Bonhams New York from 6 to 9 pm. The exclusive evening will feature after-hours access to Bonhams, a cocktail reception and the opportunity to browse and bid on CCBF's beautiful collection of paintings, photographs and sculptures. Proceeds support the clinical care of children with cancer and blood disorders, cutting edge research to understand the causes of these disorders and a fellowship training program in pediatric hematology and oncology.

Leading Contemporary Artists Donate Artwork to Children's Cancer & Blood Foundation Art Auction
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2013

The Children's Cancer and Blood Foundation (CCBF) will host its sixth annual Contemporary Art Auction on Wednesday, May 15th at Bonhams New York from 6 to 9 pm. The exclusive evening will feature after-hours access to Bonhams, a cocktail reception and the opportunity to browse and bid on CCBF's beautiful collection of paintings, photographs and sculptures. Proceeds support the clinical care of children with cancer and blood disorders, cutting edge research to understand the causes of these disorders and a fellowship training program in pediatric hematology and oncology.

Judy Chicago Contributor Exhibits in New York's First Non-Art Fair
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2013

With her unassuming modesty and intelligence, Meredith Dalglish is no ordinary artist from Portland Oregon. She was an original contributor to Judy Chicago's 1979 feminist installation work 'Dinner Party' now on permanent display at the Brooklyn Museum, New York. Dalglish, an exhibitor in Parallax 'Art' Fair at The Prince George Ballroom in New York 11-12 May, said of her contribution to Chicago's famous work: "I volunteered for 7 months to help Judy get this monumental installation finished. It was my job to take her image based on her fine drawing and translate it into clay to celebrate the life and work of Georgia O'Keeffe." Aware of the problems of art history and appreciating the issues that Parallax raises, she added, "Part of the intention of the 'Dinner Party' was to rewrite art history so that women are made visible and equally important to the male dominated art world. Judy did what you suggest: she created her own community. I have always been involved with early female imagery, such as that in my large scale permanent ceramic installation entitled 'Aphrodite's Dream' at the downtown Atlanta Hilton, Atlanta, GA. created in time for the Olympics held there in 1997. Triangles are a repeated theme in my work, that will also be represented at the upcoming Parallax Art Fair, as this is a healing, spiritual and feminine image.'

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