Looking Back at Womanhouse

Through the Flower Artspace  presents: Looking Back at Womanhouse, an exhibition featuring relics from the original Womanhouseand a reinstallation of Judy Chicago’s historic Menstruation Bathroom.

Womanhouse originally opened in Los Angeles in 1972 as part of the first Feminist Art Program, originally established by Judy Chicago at California State University, Fresno, and later expanded at CalArts. Chicago and co-educator, artist Miriam Schapiro, worked with a group of students and local artists to transform a dilapidated house in Los Angeles into a setting for a series of imaginative installations and established a performance space in the living room. During its month-long exhibition, over ten thousand visitors came to see Womanhouse, which later captured a global audience through filmmaker Johanna Demetrakas’s documentary on the project. The installation has gone on to inspire numerous works of art around the world and has contributed to significant changes in the very nature of art, expanding the conversation around which materials are considered suitable for artistic expression.

Looking Back at Womanhouse is a complimentary exhibition to Wo/Manhouse 2022, both a part of Through The Flower’s months long celebration of the 50th anniversary of the original Womanhouse.