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Brooklyn Museum Celebrates Women’s History Month

The Brooklyn Museum is getting ready to celebrate the 5th anniversary of its Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, which coincides perfectly with Women’s History Month. In honor of the event, the museum is opening two new exhibitions and a number of new programs, as well as hosting the Sackler Center First Awards in April to recognize contemporary leading women.

One of the exhibits on display is “Rachel Kneebone: Regarding Rodin” which features eight Kneebone sculptures, all porcelain, as well as fifteen sculptures by Auguste Rodin, the French artist.

Another, “Newspaper Fiction: The New York Journalism of Djuna Barnes, 1913-1919″ will showcase drawings, documentary photographs, newsprint stories and works on paper by the well-known women’s rights advocate and news reporter.

The Month of March will also celebrate women’s history with numerous tours and events including the “Unconventional Women from Ancient Egypt to Twenty-First Century Brooklyn” “Fierce, Phenomenal Women” “Women in Downtown Theater: Producing Your Own Work” “Women Shaping Our World: Architecture, Gender, and Space” and many others.


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