Across the East River, those with more distaff artistic sensibilities can visit the newly opened Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art that has become a permanent addition to the Brooklyn Museum.
The Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art is an exhibition and education facility dedicated to feminist art—its past, present, and future. Among the most ambitious, influential, and enduring artistic movements to emerge in the late twentieth century, feminist art has played a leading role in the art world over the last forty years. Dramatically expanding the definition of art to be more inclusive in all areas, from subject matter to media, feminist art reintroduced the articulation of socially relevant issues after an era of aesthetic "formalism," while pioneering the use of performance and audiovisual media within a fine art idiom.
An article on NY1's site reports that the centerpiece of the new center will be Judy Chicago's "The Dinner Party", a large triangular representation of a dinner table with 39 place settings for iconic women or archetypes throughout history.