Thursday, January 13, 2011

Elizabeth Sackler and Michele Wallace, Photo by Barbara Wallace

Photo by Barbara Wallace.  All rights reserved by Barbara Wallace 2009.

Michele talking to Elizabeth Sackler, founder of the Sackler Center for the Study of Feminist Art at recent party on Central Park South given by Judy Brodsky in anticipation of Faith's 50 Year Retrospective at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ in May 2009. Rutgers is also giving Faith her 21st Honorary Doctorate at their next graduation, where her childhood friend Sonny Rollins will also be honored. The Sackler Center for the Study of Feminist Art now provides a permanent home for Judy Chicago's The Dinner Party. This meticulous installation is well worth seeing by all who are interested in feminist art, even if you don't quite buy Chicago's historical narrative concerning the division of labor.  By the way, Sackler graduated from the New Lincoln School in the 1960s just a few years before me in 1969. 

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I am a writer and a professor of English at the City College of New York, and the CUNY Graduate Center. My books include Black Macho and the Myth of the Superwoman (1979), Invisibility Blues (1990), Black Popular Culture (1992), and Dark Designs and Visual Culture (2005). I write cultural criticism frequently and am currently working on a project on creativity and feminism among the women in my family, some of which is posted on the Soul Pictures blog.