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Thursday, June 04, 2015

Miss Piggy Honoured with Feminist Award at Brooklyn Museum June 4th, 2015

Screen and TV star, diva and beloved Muppet, Miss Piggy, was recognized for her contributions to society with a feminist award at the Brooklyn Museum in New York Thursday, June 4th 2015.

The glamorous, outspoken pig received the award at the evening ceremony from the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art. The presentation included a conversation with veteran women's rights campaigner Gloria Steinem and a 20-minute video retrospective of Miss Piggy's career.

Miss Piggy's long-time squeeze, Kermit the Frog, was in the audience for the ceremony. The annual Sackler Center First Awards honour extraordinary women who are first in their fields. Elizabeth A. Sackler, the president of the center for feminist art, theory and advocacy for women's issues, said Miss Piggy embodies exceptional spirit, determination and grit and has taught important lessons about overcoming obstacles to generations of fans.

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