Exhibition About The Woman’s Building and A Feminist Art Herstory Project

The Woman’s Building was a renown non-profit arts and education Centre located in Los Angeles, Calfornia, USA. The Woman’s Building was open from 1973 until 1991. It served as a venue for the women’s movement and focused on feminist art. The Woman’s Building was funded by artist Judy Chicago, graphic designer Sheila Lavant de Bretteville and lesbian art historian Arlene Raven. It was a vibrant place. It set of an explosion of art making and art analysis, which has set it’s traces on the way the art world think feminism and art made by women today.

Exhibition About The Woman's Building
The exhibtion “Doin’ It in Public: Feminism and Art at the Woman’s Building,” Oct. 1, 2010 – Jan. 28, 2012 documents the contributions of the Woman’s Building through exhibition and two books From Site to Vision: the Woman’s Building in Contemporary Culture and Doin’ It in Public Feminism and Art at the Woman’s Building. The exhibition is organized by the Ben Maltz Gallery at Otis College of Art and Design.

Doin’ It in Public: Feminism and Art at the Woman’s Building, Oct. 1, 2010 – Jan. 28, 2012
1st floor, Bronya and Andy Galef Center for Fine Arts
9045 Lincoln Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90045, USA
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Thursday 10am-7pm; Closed Sun, Mon, and major holidays
Admission: Free

Opening Reception
Saturday, Oct 1, 2011

Feminist Art Herstory Project
Alongside the exhibtion a big herstory project has been launched. Women artists, who were working at the Woman’s Building are invited to share their oral stories about their work and projects. Some of key artists have already shared their stories about the amazingly open and creative feminist environment, which they experienced at the Women’s Building.

This video was commissioned by Otis College of Art and Design for the exhibition “Doin’ It in Public: Feminism and Art at the Woman’s Building” (1973-1991) in the Ben Maltz Gallery, October 1 January 28, 2012 and is part of an ongoing series of oral histories about the Woman’s Building partially funded by the Getty Foundation.

Terry Wolverton At The Woman's Building
A number of lesbian artists and feminists were also recieved into the community at the Women’s Building, among them American author and artist Terry Wolverton, who spent thirteen years working and creating at the Woman’s Building where, she was producing performance and literary art, and the Lesbian Art Project in 1978. And in spring 1980 Terry Wolverton went on to help organize, with a collective that also included Tyaga, its founder, Jody Hoeninger, Bia Lowe, Louise Moore, and Ba Stopha, the Great American Lesbian Art Show (GALAS) at the Woman’s Building featuring works by out artists: Lula Mae Blocton, Tee Corinne, Betsy Damon, Louise Fishman, Nancy Fried, Harmony Hammond, Debbie Jones, Lili Lakich, Gloria Longval and Kate Millett.