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Brooklyn Museum Goes to the Gorillas Next Week

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Brooklyn Museum Goes to the Gorillas Next Week

2012-03-23 14:34:531 Oct 2018 01:53 AM EST

-by Jennifer Monteagudo, Staff Writer; Image: A famous Guerrilla Girls poster, reading: Do women have to be naked to get into U.S. museums? Less than 3% of the artists in the Met. Museum are women, but 83% of the nudes are female (Image Source: Tumblr)

On Thursday, March 29, the Brooklyn Museum is going to the Gorilla… Girls. Actually, it’s spelled Guerrilla Girls (puns!), and the incognito (they always wear gorilla costumes) feminist group that aims to point out and reduce sexism and racism in the art world will be at the Brooklyn Museum at 7 p.m. They are supporting their recently released book, The Guerrilla Girls’ Art Museum Activity Book.

From Brooklyn Museum: the group will “stage a multimedia performance in full jungle drag. Over the course of the evening, the artists will illustrate their history of creating posters, books, and actions to expose discrimination in areas including art, film, and politics. The performance will also include participatory exercises…” There will also be a book signing.  

The event will be held in the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium on the museum’s third floor. Space is limited so it’s suggested attendees purchase advanced tickets from museumtix.com, for $12. Museum members can purchase discounted tickets by calling the Membership Hotline at (718) 501-6326.

The Whitney Museum gets a new name

The Whitney Museum gets a new name thanks to its lack of non-white artists (Image Source: Copyright 1995 Guerrilla Girls)

Guerrilla Girls performances are always fun, enlightening, and educational, taking a humorous and satirical approach to the prevalent sexism and racism that keeps many female and non-white artists out of the art world.

One of the Guerilla Girls' famous posters

It’s not all bad out there for female artists… oh wait, yes it is. (Image Source: blogs.dailyprincetonian.com)

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