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Yoko Ono to Be Honored at Brooklyn Museum’s Women in the Arts Luncheon

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Ono. (Courtesy Patrick McMullan)

Yoko Ono will be honored at the Brooklyn Museum’s Women in the Arts Luncheon on Nov. 15. Ms. Ono joins a long list of notable honorees of the annual fundraiser luncheon, now in its 10th year, including Cindy Sherman, Kara Walker, Maya Lin and the Guerilla Girls. The proceeds of the event will go toward arts and education programs at the Brooklyn Museum as well as the museum’s Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art.

The event will feature a conversation between Ms. Ono and Catherine Morris, curator of the Sackler Center, and will be capped with the presentation to Ms. Ono of the 2012 Women in the Arts Award. After, guests will attend a reception and luncheon in the museum’s Beaux-Arts Court to mingle and dine in Ms. Ono’s honor. Tickets are $250 to $1,000.

You may have caught Ms. Ono’s solo spring show “Uncursed” at Galerie Lelong, which filled the space with a surreal installation of freestanding doors as an offering of blessings to New York City and a reminder of our “global connectedness,” as she put it in a press statement. It was based on an earlier exhibition, called “The Road of Hope,” that was presented in 2011 at the Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, for which she received the Eighth Hiroshima Prize.

Ms. Ono’s other recent exhibitions have been held in a variety of international cities, from Tokyo (“Light” at Tomio Koyama Gallery) to New Dehli  “Our Beautiful Daughters” at the Vadehra Art Gallery). Over the summer, her show “To The Light,” at London’s Serpentine Gallery marked her first solo show in London in over a decade.

Congratulations to Ms. Ono.