Who We Are

Elizabeth A. Sackler The Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation,The Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art

Elizabeth A. Sackler, public historian, arts activist and American Indian advocate, is transforming the public's perception and understanding of 21st century Feminist Art.  As visionary and matron of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art that opened at the Brooklyn Museum in March 2007, Dr. Sackler realized her goal of highlighting women's contributions in disciplines, past and present.  The Center for Feminist Art is the first of its kind, bringing Feminist Art into a major cultural institution; it is also a fertile space for writers, thinkers, artists, and feminists to congregate and dialogue.  The Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation was responsible for the 2002 gift of The Dinner Party by Judy Chicago to the Brooklyn Museum.

Dr. Sackler is CEO of The Arthur M. Sackler Foundation which lends objects from its collections of Chinese antiquities to museums and institutions, nationally and internationally. She is also the founder and President of the American Indian Ritual Object Repatriation Foundation; serves on the National Advisory Board of the National Museum of Women in the Arts; is on the Board of Trustees of the Brooklyn Museum; is published in scholarly journals, books, and magazines; and lectures on a variety of topics – from ethics in the art market to cultural genocide, to gender and art.

Dr. Sackler is the recipient of ArtTable’s “Distinguished Service to the Visual Arts,” NOW-NYC’s “Women of Power & Influence Award,” and Moore College of Art & Design’s “Visionary Woman Award.”

She lives in New York City, is the mother of two, Laura and Michael, and grandmother of Aidan and Madeleine.