Elizabeth Sackler

Interview with Elizabeth Sackler, 2007 February 6
Interview with Elizabeth Sackler, 2007 February 6

Elizabeth A. Sackler (b. 1948) is a public historian, arts activist, and American Indian advocate who has been for many years a key figure in arts education and philanthropy. She has served on the National Advisory Board of the National Museum of Women in the Arts as well as on the Board of the Brooklyn Museum and is the founder and president of the American Indian Ritual Object Reparation Foundation. She is currently President and CEO of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation and the founding president of the Friends of the Freer and Sackler Galleries of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. As President of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation, Dr. Sackler is responsible for the gift of Judy Chicago’s The Dinner Party to the Brooklyn Museum, where it is permanently installed in the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art.

The recipient of numerous awards for her service and patronage, Dr. Sackler is published in scholarly journals, book and magazines and lectures on a variety of topics, from ethics in the art market to gender and art.

Further Reading

Lippard, Lucy R., Edward Lucie-Smith, Viki D. Thompson, and Elizabeth A. Sackler. Judy Chicago. New York, NY: Watson-Guptill Publications, 2002.

Sackler, Elizabeth A. "Calling for a Code of Ethics in the Indian Art Market." In Ethics and the Visual Arts, edited by Elaine A. King and Gail Levin, 89-104. New York: Allworth Press, 2006.

Sheets, Hilarie M. "Getting the Party Started." ARTnews 106, no. 2 (February, 2007): 49-50.