A special celebration of the past, present, and future of feminist art. Slated for Thursday, October 19, the Yes! Gala will commemorate the accomplishments of a group of pioneering women who have made an impact on arts, culture, and society--- including the evening's special honoree, artist Judy Chicago. The event also kicks off The Brooklyn Conference, a special gathering that will bring together artists, leaders, and innovators for workshops, discussions, and art-making to explore the intersections of art and social justice.
"This year, the Brooklyn Museum is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art--- the first of its kind in the world," says Elizabeth A. Sackler, founder of the eponymous Center at the Brooklyn Museum. "At the Yes! Gala, we are honoring the 2017 Sackler Center First Awardees, all of whom were first in their fields. The Yes! Gala is a fabulous kick-off to the first-ever The Brooklyn Conference: Inspiring Social Change, furthering our work toward equality, equity, and justice for women--- and for all people."