A Year of Yes: Reimagining Feminism at the Brooklyn Museum

The Brooklyn Museum Year of Yes: Reimagining Feminism

Exciting news from The Brooklyn Museum with the announcement of A Year of Yes: Reimagining Feminism featuring 10 distinct exhibitions and an extensive calendar of related public programs celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art.

The Brooklyn Museum Year of Yes: Reimagining Feminism

A Year of Yes presents a multiplicity of voices from the history of feminism and feminist art while also showcasing contemporary artistic practices and new thought leadership. 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.

The Brooklyn Museum Year of Yes: Reimagining Feminism
Judy Chicago (American, b. 1939). Study for Virginia Woolf plate, 1977. Ink, photo and collage on paper, approx. 24 × 36 in. (61 × 91.4 cm). © 2016 Judy Chicago / Artists Rights
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From exhibitions of renowned and trailblazing women artists such as Georgia O’Keeffe and Marilyn Minter, to a breakthrough survey of the lesser-known artist Beverly Buchanan; from a long-overdue historical account of the centrality of women of color in the emergence of second-wave feminism, to exhibitions with global contemporary artists enacting a future of equality, A Year of Yes pushes back against conventional barriers while expanding the canon.

The Brooklyn Museum Year of Yes: Reimagining Feminism
Joseph Kosuth (American, born 1945). 276 (On Color Blue), 1993. Neon tubing, transformer, and electrical wires, 30 x 162 in. (76.2 x 411.48 cm). Mary Smith Dorward Fund, 1992.215. © 2016 Joseph Kosuth / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York (Photo: Brooklyn Museum)
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A Year of Yes also delves into the history of the Brooklyn Museum itself, reexamining the radical, progressive, and largely unheralded contributions so often left out of traditional institutional histories. By reinterpreting the collection, amid ten special exhibitions and innovative public programming, the Museum will demonstrate how feminism’s reenvisioning of the contemporary world has changed how we understand the artworks in the building, the culture that surrounds them, and the ways history gets written.

The Brooklyn Museum Year of Yes: Reimagining Feminism
Alfred Stieglitz (American, 1864-1946). Georgia O’Keeffe, Prospect Mountain, Lake George, 1927. Gelatin-silver print, 4? x 3 11/16 in. (11.8 x 9.3 cm). National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; Alfred Stieglitz Collection, 1980.70.223 © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington
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A Year of Yes Exhibitions

Beverly Buchanan-Ruins and Rituals
October 21, 2016-March 5, 2017

Marilyn Minter: Pretty/Dirty
November 4, 2016-April 2, 2017

Iggy Pop Life Class
November 4, 2016-March 26, 2017

Infinite Blue
Opening late November 2016

A Woman’s Afterlife: Gender Transformation in Ancient Egypt
Opening December 2, 2016

Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern
March 3, 2017-July 23, 2017

Utopia Station
Launching late March 2017

We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965-85
April 21-September 17, 2017

The Roots of “The Dinner Party”
Opening October 20, 2017

A Feminist Timeline
Opening October 20, 2017

The museum-wide series starts in October 2016 and continues through early 2018.

For more info, please visit:  https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/

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