In 1971, Judy Chicago and Miriam Shapiro founded The Feminist Art Program at The California Institute of the Arts.  The 25 students worked on a collective piece: transforming an old mansion into an installation and performance space.

“Womanhouse” in the Archives

Below are links to pdf and media files of materials from the Womanhouse art installation in the Judy Chicago Art Education Collection archived at The Eberly Special Collections at Penn State. Publications are available in alternative media on request.



  • Readings
  • Research
  • Self Presentations
  • Building Group
  • Content Search
  • Artmaking Goals


  • Work Mode Selection
  • Media Selection
  • Format Decisions
  • Ideal to Real
  • Support Structure


  • Participant Selection
  • From Process to Image
  • Balancing Support and Guidance
  • Content-based Critique
  • Audience
  • Evaluations




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