Catherine Morris of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center Discusses Feminism's Enduring Contributions to Visual Culture and Why Women Artists Should Think Ahead

December 1, 2014 8:59 PM

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When she was a young girl growing up in Washington, DC all the museums were free to the public and going to a museum was one of her favorite things to do. Then in high school a teacher introduced Catherine Morris to art history, and it was love at first sight. Morris did not know yet that she would grow up to be the curator of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art housed at the Brooklyn Museum. She only knew that art and visual culture was the field she wanted to work in. Today Morris curates exhibitions that look at feminism's enduring contribution to contemporary visual culture.

Morris does not see her position as curator at the Sackler Center as being about anointing what is or isn't feminist art. She is not very interested in the positionality of viewers (whether they are feminist or not) who visit the exhibitions that she and other members of staff curate at the Sackler ...

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