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NYC center for feminist art turns 5, honors 15 women who broke gender barrier
NEW YORK (AP) ' The Brooklyn Museum's feminist art center is marking its fifth anniversary this year by commemorating famous women of the next millennium.
The Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art is using Judy Chicago's work, "The Dinner Party," to envision a place where these high achievers might meet.
Each wing of Chicago's massive triangle banquet table pays tribute to a millennium ' 13 women for each, beginning with prehistory and ending with the 20th century.
The center has created a symbolic fourth wing commemorating famous contemporary women who might be seated at the table.
It has selected 15 women, all first in their fields, who'll be honored with the center's first-time First Awards at a ceremony Wednesday. They include Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman to serve on the Supreme Court.