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Woman's Building Archive

Doin' It in Public Exhibition

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Doin’ it in Public: Feminism and Art at the Woman's Building was comprised of an exhibition and two-volume publication focused on the 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. 

The exhibition was held October 1, 2011- January 28, 2012 at the Ben Maltz Gallery and curated by Sue Maberry and Meg Linton. It was part of the Pacific Standard Time: Art in LA 1945-1980 Getty Initiative.

Doin' It In Public was part of Pacific Standard Time: Art in LA 1945-1980, an unprecedented collaboration, initiated by the Getty, that brought 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. The presenting sponsor was Bank of America. 

Some of the content published on the Doin' It in Public: Feminism and Art at the Woman's Building original website has been re-created or added to this guide.

Exhibition Publications

Beautiful, full color, fully illustrated, two-volume book set published in conjunction with the exhibition Doin' It in Public: Feminism and Art and the Woman's Building. 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 publications were made possible by grants from the Getty Foundation, Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Henry Luce Foundation, and the Barbara Lee Family Foundation.

Catalogs are still available for sale from the Ben Maltz Gallery

Additional Reading

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