The Brooklyn Museum has just appointed Elizabeth A. Sackler as its new chairwoman, the first time in nearly 200 years of operations that a woman has held this Board position, reported in the New York Times last Thursday.
Dr. Sackler has served on the Board of the Brooklyn Museum since 2000 and in 2007 she founded the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art which features The Dinner Party installation by Judy Chicago, a feminist art icon from the 1970s.
SACI is proud to include Elizabeth A. Sackler as a donor and a member of the Friends of SACI. In 2004, the Elizabeth A. Sackler Museum Educational Trust SACI Scholarship was created for female students wishing to study abroad at Studio Art Centers International. The SACI community is looking forward to this November when Dr. Sackler will be giving a lecture on “Changing the Course: Women, Art & the Art Market” at SACI in Florence.
For many years, Dr. Elizabeth Sackler has been a key figure in arts education. She has served on the National Advisory Board of the National Museum of Women in the Arts as well as on the Board of the Brooklyn Museum. She is President and CEO of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation and the founding president of the Friends of the Freer and Sackler Galleries of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. As President of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation, Dr. Sackler is responsible for the gift of Judy Chicago’s The Dinner Party to the Brooklyn Museum, where it is permanently installed in the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art.