Sabra Moore, Openings: A Memoir from the Women's Art Movement, New York City 1970-1992
Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 5:00-7:00pm
This abundantly illustrated personal narrative takes readers through twenty-two years of activism in the women's art movements in New York City during a period of great cultural change. Author Sabra Moore vividly recounts life in this era of social upheaval in which women artists responded to war, racial tension and reconciliation, cultural and aesthetic inequality, and struggles for reproductive freedom. We learn intimately how she and fellow women artists found ways to create politically and personally effective art works, exhibitions, actions, and institutions.
About Sabra Moore:
An artist, writer, and activist. After moving to New York City in 1966, she became an integral creative force within the feminist art movement. Moore was president of the NYC/Women's Caucus for Art, a key organizer of the 1984 demonstration against MoMA for excluding women and minority artists, a core member of the influential Heresies Collective, an active member of Women Artists in Revolution and Women's Action Coalition, and a leading organizer/creator of several large-scale women’s exhibitions in New York City, Brazil, Canada, and New Mexico. Her artistic and political involvement was showcased in the feature length film The Heretics (2011). Moore also worked for thirty years in NYC as a freelance photo editor for publishers such as Doubleday, Harper Collins, American Heritage, and Random House. Her most recent major solo show, Out of the Woods, was at the Harwood Museum in Taos (2007). Moore authored and illustrated the trade book Petroglyphs: Ancient Language/ Sacred Art (1997), and her artist’s books can be found in several museum collections, including the Brooklyn Museum and the Museum of Modern Art in NYC. Moore was born in Texas in 1943, graduated cum laude with a BA in Plan II from the University of Texas in 1964, served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Guinea, Africa 1964–66, lived in Brooklyn, New York 1966–96, and has resided in Abiquiú, New Mexico since 1996.