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


  • Work Mode Selection
  • Media Selection
    • Print can be a media selection, another medium to use with art-making. Though this sample is from the Womanhouse catalog, it can be used to illustrate a collaborative method for K-12 teachers.
  • Format Decisions
    • Leah’s Room—a photo of the performance illustrates the different mediums that can be used in a K-12 setting.
  • Ideal to Real
  • Support Structure



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