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Yoko Ono to be honored at Brooklyn Museum

Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Multimedia artist Yoko Ono will be recognized at the Brooklyn Museum’s tenth annual Women in the Arts luncheon on November 15, 11 a.m.

Ono is known for her work in avant-garde performance, film, conceptual art, music, and writing (and for her marriage to musician John Lennon). Her “thought-provoking work challenges people’s understanding of art and the world around them,” says the museum.

According to Wikipedia, John Lennon once described Ono as "the world's most famous unknown artist: everybody knows her name, but nobody knows what she does.”

A reception and luncheon in the Beaux-Arts Court will follow the program in the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium.

Past honorees include Shirin Neshat, Cindy Sherman, and Kara Walker. Proceeds from Women in the Arts benefit the artistic and educational programs provided by the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art.

October 15, 2012 - 5:30am


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