Will be in conversation with Gloria Steinem on June 4
The Brooklyn Museum’s Sackler Center First Awards honors women who’ve made outstanding contributions in their fields.
This year’s surprise honoree is … (drumroll here): Miss Piggy.
The Muppets character joins a prestigious list of past recipients. They include theater director Julie Taymor, former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and singer Jessye Norman.
The Daily Beast recently called Miss Piggy “The Gloria Steinem of the Muppet World.” She’ll be interviewed at the June 4 ceremony by the feminist herself.
The museum’s Elizabeth Sackler Center for Feminist Art was founded by its namesake.
Sackler says Miss Piggy embodies “spirit, determination and grit” and has taught millions important lessons about overcoming obstacles.
Miss Piggy — known for her French affectation — declared: “Moi is thrilled.”
Kermit the Frog will also attend.