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Maura Reilly

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Interview with Maura Reilly, 2007 February 6

As the Founding Curator of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum (the permanent home of Judy Chicago’s The Dinner Party), Maura Reilly has worked to build the Center into the world’s preeminent museum space for the exhibition and interpretation of feminist art. Reilly received her Ph.D. from New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts; since then she has taught, curated, and published in the field of feminist and queer theory.

Reilly has published essays in collected works such as Women Making Art: Women in the Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts Since 1960 (2001) and makes regular contributions to Art in America. Her exhibition catalogs include Global Feminisms: New Directions in Contemporary Art (organized and edited with Linda Nochlin, 2007) and Ghada Amer (2010). A Lifetime Achievement Award from the Women’s Caucus for Art is one of several professional honors she has received.

Further Reading

Reilly, Maura. "Cindy Sherman's 'Untitled Film Stills:' Reproductive or Transgressive Mimicry?" In Women Making Art: Women in the Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts Since 1960, edited by Deborah Johnson and Wendy Oliver, 117-140. New York: Peter Lang, 2001.

———. Ghada Amer. New York: Gregory R. Miller & Co.; Distributed by D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, 2010.

Reilly, Maura, and Linda Nochlin. Global Feminisms: New Directions in Contemporary Art. London; New York: Merrell; Brooklyn, NY: Brooklyn Museum, 2007.