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Interviewing Angela Davis at the Grandview Woman's Building in 1974 (as the Human Rights Editor of The 'L.A. Free Press') was how I began to understand the global oppression of women of color.
Meeting early feminist and lesbian leaders at WB—like…

I love this grainy picture (the original is grainy and was published that way) of me and Arlene Raven kissing during An Oral Herstory of Lesbianism at the Woman's Building in May of 1979.

The issue of HP published quite a bit of the text of the…

1979

This image of Barbara Smith is from a slide dated 2/1975. My role in this performance by Barbara Smith was to apply paint to her nude body while the audience gazed on.

1975 February

Play, cry, love, scream, laugh—I could go on and on. I feel confident to say everyone in the last SAP ’79 felt and experienced everything there is to feel and then more. I am privileged to have been a part of it. For seven weeks my life bubbled…

We (OTIS Ben Maltz Gallery) received a research grant from the Getty Foundation for the Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980 imitative to develop an exhibition and publication about the Woman’s Building (WB). Sue Maberry, Director of…

2010 January 22

Meg Linton, Cheri Gaulke, Vivien Fryd, Alexandra Juhasz, Jennie Klein, Michelle Moravec, Jennifer Sorkin

A prestigious team of scholars assembled in 2008-09 to research and write essays for the Doin’ It in Public: Feminism and Art at the Woman’s Building exhibition catalog. The project scholars are Vivien Fryd, professor of art history,…

Coming in 2011, browse the items included in the exhibit, Doin' It in Public: Feminism and Art at the Woman's Building.

This is a picture of an eyebolt necklace that I used to wear religiously. Made of out of ordinary hardware, it really does say women, but also "strength without a fist." That was Sheila de Bretteville's intention when she made it originally as a…

1975

Sondra Hale, Terry Wolverton, Lucy R. Lippard, Laura Meyer, Betty Ann Brown, Michelle Moravec, Jennie Klein, Sheila Levrant de Bretteville, Bia Lowe, Kathleen A. Walkup, Cecilia Dougherty, Michele Kort, Theresa Chavez

An electronic book that documents the history and legacy of the Woman’s Building. Edited by Sondra Hale and Terry Wolverton.

2007

When I first came to the Woman's Building, I saw this exhibition of the work of folk artist, Grandma Prisbrey. Fascinating. It had been curated by women in the FSW, one of which was Cheri Gaulke. I remember a trip that Cheri, Nancy Angelo, and I took…

1976