A Year of Yes: Reimagining Feminism at the Brooklyn Museum
Throughout the Museum
A Year of Yes: Reimagining Feminism at the Brooklyn Museum presents the history of feminism and feminist art while showcasing contemporary artistic practices and new thought leadership. Spanning October 2016 to early 2018, it encompasses a series of exhibitions and extensive public programs celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art.
A Year of Yes recognizes feminism as a force for progressive change and takes the contributions of feminist art as its starting point. It reimagines next steps, expanding feminism from the struggle for gender parity to embrace broader social-justice issues of tolerance, inclusion, and diversity.
From exhibitions of renowned and trailblazing artists such as Georgia O’Keeffe and Marilyn Minter, to a breakthrough survey of lesser-known artist Beverly Buchanan; from a long-overdue account of the centrality of women of color in second-wave feminism, to exhibitions with contemporary artists contemplating a future of equality, A Year of Yes pushes back against conventional barriers while expanding the canon.
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 institutional histories.
Beverly Buchanan—Ruins and Rituals
October 21, 2016–March 5, 2017
Marilyn Minter: Pretty/Dirty
November 4, 2016–May 7, 2017
Iggy Pop Life Class by Jeremy Deller
November 4, 2016–June 18, 2017
November 25, 2016–August 4, 2019
A Woman’s Afterlife: Gender Transformation in Ancient Egypt
Opened December 15, 2016
Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern
March 3–July 23, 2017
We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85
April 21–September 17, 2017
Roots of “The Dinner Party”: History in the Making
October 20, 2017–March 4, 2018
Leadership support for A Year of Yes: Reimagining Feminism at the Brooklyn Museum is provided by Elizabeth A. Sackler, the Ford Foundation, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Anne Klein, the Calvin Klein Family Foundation, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Mary Jo and Ted Shen, and an anonymous donor. Generous support is also provided by Annette Blum, the Taylor Foundation, the Antonia and Vladimer Kulaev Cultural Heritage Fund, Beth Dozoretz, The Cowles Charitable Trust, and Almine Rech Gallery.