Chitra Ganesh: Eyes of Time
Exploring ideas of femininity, empowerment, and multiplicity, Brooklyn-based artist Chitra Ganesh draws inspiration from the Museum’s encyclopedic collection, including representations of the goddess Kali, to create a site-specific multimedia installation for the Herstory Gallery.
Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum, NY, December 2014 - July 2015
This co-curated experimental group exhibition paired historic moments in activist art with contemporary art seeking to affect social change. The contemporary projects are installed in three waves, the first of which was chosen by the Sackler Center curatorial team, and the second and third installations featuring artists invited by those with projects in each proceeding wave.
Co-curated with Catherine J. Morris, Sackler Family Curator: Stephanie Weissberg, Curatorial Assistant; and Jess Wilcox, former Programs Coordinator.
Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum, NY, December 2015 - August 2016
Chicago in L.A.: Judy Chicago’s Early Work 1963–74
Chicago in L.A.: Judy Chicago’s Early Work 1963–74, the first survey on the East Coast of the artist’s early career brings together more than fifty-five objects featuring Chicago’s Minimalist sculpture alongside her Female Rejection Series, her large-scale paintings, and documentation of her environments and performances. The exhibition places this early material within the arc of Chicago’s broader production and continues the reappraisal of the artist’s importance as a pioneer in the California art scene.
Chicago in L.A. was organized by Catherine Morris, Sackler Family Curator of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum, with Assistant Curator Saisha Grayson.
Brooklyn Museum, April 4 - September 28, 2014.
Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey
Over the past fifteen years, Wangechi Mutu has emerged as one of the most inventive and sophisticated artists of her generation, using her distinctive voice to tackle vital issues such as globalization, colonialism, and cultural constructions of the female body. The first survey in the United States for this multidisciplinary artist, Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey featured more than 50 works from the mid-1990s to the present, including her signature large-scale collages alongside new video work, sculptures, site-specific installations, and never-before-seen sketchbook drawings.
Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey was organized by the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University by Trevor Schoonmaker, Chief Curator and Patsy R. and Raymond D. Nasher Curator of Contemporary Art. The Brooklyn Museum presentation was coordinated by Saisha Grayson, Assistant Curator, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum.
October 11, 2013 through March 9, 2014