The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Friday, September 20, 2019


Getty Research Institute awarded 'Save America's Treasures' grant for Woman's Building Archives
Outside the Woman’s Building, 1975. Photo: Maria Karras. The Getty Research Institute, 2018.M.16. Gift of Maria Karras. © Maria Karras, BFA, RBP, MA.


LOS ANGELES, CA.- The Getty Research Institute has been awarded a grant through the Save America’s Treasures program to process and preserve 11 archives in the GRI’s collections related to the Woman’s Building, a feminist art institution that operated in downtown Los Angeles from 1973 to 1991.

The Save America’s Treasures program is an interagency federal initiative led by the National Park Service and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The $284,400 grant supports the processing, preservation, and digitization of GRI holdings related to the Woman’s Building, including several artists’ archives. The grant makes up approximately half of the budget for the project.

“Partnerships like this allow us to accelerate the important work of providing broad access to these crucial materials. The Getty Research Institute is a rich repository for the study of art and feminism, and a cornerstone of our holdings are the archives related to the Woman’s Building and the artists who activated that space,” said Andrew Perchuk, acting director of the Getty Research Institute. “Many of the archives in our collection related to the Woman’s Building were donated by the artists themselves and we want to honor that generosity by making this work as accessible as possible, allowing both scholars and the general public to see the tremendous impact the Woman’s Building and the artists associated with it had on Feminism and contemporary art over the last forty-five years.”

Founded in 1973 by artist Judy Chicago, designer Sheila de Bretteville, and art historian Arlene Raven, the Woman’s Building organized, sponsored and fostered public programs, art activities, and artists’ groups. Education was a central part of the Woman’s Building and educational programming included classes in visual arts, graphic design, printmaking, performance art, video and literary arts. Until its closing in 1991, many significant artists and writers were associated with the Woman’s Building, including Margaret Atwood, Mary Daly, Judy Fiskin, Simone Forti, Diane Gamboa, Luchita Hurtado, Barbara Kruger, Yayoi Kusama, Suzanne Lacy, Adrian Piper, Adrienne Rich, Faith Ringgold, Rachel Rosenthal, Betye Saar, Barbara T. Smith, Linda Vallejo, Faith Wilding, and many more.

The Woman’s Building was originally located in downtown LA at the former Chouinard Art Institute. In 1975 it moved to a warehouse formerly owned by the Standard Oil Company at 1727 N. Spring St. In June of 2018 the Los Angeles City Council voted to declare the Historic-Cultural Monument designation for the Woman’s Building, ensuring protection for the site and a design review process if changes to the building are ever proposed.

The GRI has compiled a range of holdings related to the Woman’s Building that includes correspondence, manuscripts, photographs and slides, oral history tapes, video and film, journals, personal papers, illustrated sketchbooks and notebooks, research materials, ephemera and more. It will take about two years for the GRI to process the collections and digitize the materials most at risk of deterioration, including thousands of photographic images, video and audio recordings, and film reels. When the project is done, the archives will be accessible both on site and online to any researchers who are interested at no charge.

The 11 archives that will be processed and digitized for this project are:

• The Woman’s Building records
• The Woman’s Building videos, from the Long Beach Museum of Art Video Archive
• The Feminist Art Workers records
• The LA Artists for Survival records regarding Target LA
• The Sisters for Survival records
• The Mother Art records
• The Waitresses records
• The Barbara T. Smith archive
• The Faith Wilding Archive
• The Nancy Buchanan papers
• The Nancy Buchanan video masters

Records of the Woman’s Building make up the core of the collection and offer a panoramic view of activities over the course of the Woman’s Building’s existence. They include more than 250 videos that were part of the Los Angeles Women’s Video Center and Feminist Studio Workshop. The project also includes the archives of individual artists and collaborative artist groups like the anti-nuclear performance group the Sisters of Survival, the Feminist Art Workers and the Waitresses.

“While each collection is valuable on its own terms, considered together they illuminate, in strikingly meaningful ways, major initiatives, struggles, and dynamics of the women’s movement from the 1960s to the twenty-first century,” said Andra Darlington, head of Special Collections Management at the GRI. “We are accelerating

work on this material at a particularly significant time, when current events make it appropriate to try to better understand the roots of contemporary American feminism, some of which grew out of the Woman’s Building.”






Today's News

November 4, 2018

Thematic exhibition on the recurring fascination with wilderness opens in Frankfurt

First exhibition to chronicle formative beginning of Gordon Parks's career premieres at the National Gallery of Art

Perrotin presents first show in Hong Kong of four Mexican contemporary artists

Christie's announces selections from the Israel Museum to benefit the acquisitions fund

Exhibition marks Tavares Strachan's first solo presentation with Regen Projects

Freeman's announces highlights from its sale of American Furniture, Folk & Decorative Arts sale

Hirshhorn's largest interactive technology exhibition presents major installations by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

Rare 16th century example of a painting authored and commissioned by women revealed

Getty Research Institute awarded 'Save America's Treasures' grant for Woman's Building Archives

Hu Qingyan's most recent works on view at Galerie Urs Meile Beijing

'Godfather' of Hong Kong film, producer behind Bruce Lee, dies

Bridges heal World War I wounds of Slovak-Hungarian city

Diebenkorn and Warhol lead Heritage Auctions' Prints & Multiples Sale

Rolex JPS 'Paul Newman' Daytona lifts auction past $5.2 million

Brown's David Winton Bell Gallery presents photographer and filmmaker Danny Lyon

Master KAWS collector Ronnie K. Pirovino opens his vault at Heritage Auctions

Immersive installation by "conceptual entrepreneur" Martine Syms on view at The Graham Foundation

Exhibition of hand-drawn animation featuring martial arts fiction and fantasy premieres in China this fall

Franklin Parrasch Gallery opens its first exhibition of paintings by the Winnipeg-based artist Wanda Koop

The Seaport culminates the visual transformation of Seaport Boulevard with Air Sea Land

Village in the city tries to save Zimbabwe traditions

Over the Influence presents "Dressed Up for the Letdown" an exhibition of new works by Jonni Cheatwood

US jazz trumpet player Roy Hargrove dies at 49

Pussy Riot activists stand up for Hong Kong freedoms

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Holocaust 'masterpiece' causes uproar at Venice film festival

2.- To be unveiled at Sotheby's: One of the greatest collections of Orientalist paintings ever assembled

3.- Bender Gallery features paintings by up and coming Chicago artist Michael Hedges

4.- Lévy Gorvy exhibits new and historic works by French master in his centenary year

5.- Artificial Intelligence as good as Mahler? Austrian orchestra performs symphony with twist

6.- Fascinating new exhibition explores enduring artistic bond between Scotland and Italy

7.- Exhibition explores the process of Japanese-style woodblock production

8.- Robert Frank, photographer of America's underbelly, dead at 94

9.- The truth behind the legend of patriot Paul Revere revealed in a new exhibition at New-York Historical Society

10.- Hitler bust found in cellar of French Senate



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 



Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org avemariasound.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful