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October 30, 2008

Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art

In honor of the new exhibition, Burning Down the House: Building a Feminist Art Collection opening tomorrow, Friday, October 31, at the Brooklyn Museum, we thought we'd highlight a related feature of the museum's website. The Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art is a facility under the umbrella of the Brooklyn Museum and offers a great resource to anyone interested in studying feminist art. Their website offers a database of prominent feminist artists called the Feminist Art Base. You can browse these by alphabet, search, or tags such as video or empowerment. On each of the artist pages, there are links to personal and gallery websites, biographies, and even contact information as well as selected images from the artist's work.

Apart from the Feminist Art Base, the site offers lots of other useful material such as videos, podcasts, and links to galleries and organizations that emphasize feminist art. If you're interested in current happenings and shows, then you can peruse their blog.

image Carrie Mae Weems (American, b. 1953). Untitled (Man Smoking/Malcolm X), from the Kitchen Table series, 1990. Gelatin silver print, edition 5 of 5. © artist and Caroline A. L. Pratt Fund

Posted by hthrlowe at October 30, 2008 01:30 PM


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