How Did the Los Angeles Woman's Building Keep Feminism Alive, 1970-1991?
The Brooklyn Museum of Art, which housed Judy Chicago's The Dinner Party, is home to the first major center of feminist art inside a major American museum. Its Web site includes a feminist art timeline and the feminist art base, an online digital archive of feminist artists.This site from the library at Rutgers University, home to the largest collection of materials from the feminist art movement, has invaluable resources that include a timeline of the movement, a calendar of current events, and information about regional groups.This comprehensive site created by British art historian Katy Deepwell contains an online journal, an extensive bibliography of feminism and art, and links to current feminist art activities.The National Museum of Women in the Arts is the only museum solely dedicated to women artists in the world. Its Web site includes links to exhibitions and a database of women artists.In 1997, Ulrike Muller, an Austrian art student, wrote to women who had participated in the Feminist Art Program at the California Institute of the Arts to ask them to share their advice with young women artists. This format paralleled one that Feminist Art Program students had done in 1972, Letters to a Young Artists, as a takeoff of Ranier Marie Rilke's Letters to a Young Poet.This is the Web site for the exhibition of the same name that occurred at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles in March 2007. The site has extensive resources that include essays, message boards, and podcasts of lectures.This Web site contains links to the Woman's Building image library, an e-book about the Woman's Building, and a short timeline and brief bibliography.In 1997, in conjunction with the exhibition Sexual Politics: Judy Chicago's Dinner Party and Feminist Art, University of California, Riverside created a Web site inspired by the 1972 project of feminist Art Program students at the California Institute of the Arts known as Womanhouse. This site includes works by twenty-four artists that in some way reference the 1970s feminist art movement.
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