Archives, Books, Exhibitions, Etc.
Exhibition about the WB : Organized by the Ben Maltz Gallery at Otis College of Art and Design," Oct. 1-Dec 3, 2011.
Doin' It in Public: Feminism and Art at the Woman's Building comprises an exhibition, two scholarly publications, and series of public events that document, contextualize and pay tribute to the groundbreaking work of feminist artists and art cooperatives that were centered in and around the Los Angeles Woman's Building (downtown L.A.) in the 1970s and 1980s. Doin' It In Public is part of Pacific Standard Time: Art in LA 1945-1980, an unprecedented collaboration, initiated by the Getty, that brings together more than sixty cultural institutions from across Southern California for six months beginning October 2011 to tell the story of the birth of the L.A. art scene. Pacific Standard Time is an initiative of the Getty.
Archival Documents from the Woman's Building is in the collection of The Archives of American Art, housed at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C. This collection is available to researchers by appointment. (Finding Aid to the Woman's Building Records, 1970-1992) Contact the West Coast Regional Center at the Huntington Library and Art Gallery, 818.583.7847. Copies of selected materials are also available at the Lesbian Legacy Collection, Library and Archives at the ONE Institute in Los Angeles, 310.854.0271.
A database of 1500 images was originally created in 1997 as part of a Getty project, Faces of L.A. The database has now been updated and has moved to the Otis College of Art and Design Collections Online.
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