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Yoko Ono to be Honored at Brooklyn Museum

The conceptual artist will receive the museum's tenth Women in the Arts award.

Multi-media Conceptual artist Yoko Ono will be honored at the Brooklyn Museum’s tenth annual Women in the Arts luncheon on Thursday, November 15, 2012.

Ono's work as a Conceptualist attempts to challenge people's understanding of art and the world around them.

In 2011, her show “The Road of Hope” was honored with the 8th Hiroshima Art Prize, and most recently, she presented the solo exhibitions “Uncursed” in New York, “Light” in Tokyo, and “Our Beautiul Daughters” in New Dehli. This past summer, she had her first solo exhibition in London in more than a decade, titled “To The Light.”

Ono was born in Tokyo in 1933 and moved to New York in 1953 after studying philosophy in Japan. By the late 1950s, she had become part of the city's vibrant avant-garde activities. In 1960, she opened her Chambers Street loft with a series of radical performance work and exhibited some of her early Conceptual works there.

Previous Women in the Arts honorees include Shirin Neshat, Kara Walker, Kiki Smith, Cindy Sherman, Annie Leibovitz, Maya Lin, the Guerilla Girls, Dr. Elizabeth A. Sackler, and Dr. Mary Schmidt.

The program will begin with an introduction by Museum Director Arnold L. Lehman followed by a conversation between Ono and Catherine Morris, Curator of the Sackler Center. A reception and luncheon in the Museum's Beaux-Arts Court will follow afterwards.

Based on availability, tickets for Women in the Arts 2012 are offered at $250, $500, and $1,000, with proceds benefiting the museum’s programs, as well as the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art. Tables are also available for purchase, starting at $2,500 and up to $10,000. 

To purchase tickets, call the museum at (718) 501-6589.

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