Join author Sabra Moore as she reads from and discusses her memoir, Openings, an historical and personal account of the author's own life and other female activists who used their platform as artists to respond to the issues of a culturally and politically contentious time
About the Author:
Sabra Moore is 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.
A Memoir from the Women's Art Movement, New York City 1970-1992
This bold memoir of New York City's activist women's art movement focuses on the cultural upheaval of the 1970s and 1980s, and features 950 color and black & white images that capture the era's fervor and fury, passion and spirit about the need for social change.
The Commons is our blog, calendar, and online magazine.