Sunday, March 4, 2018

National Museum of Women in the Arts @ 1250 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC 20005

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Take a cinematic tour of Womanhouse.

Womanhouse is a documentary chronicling one of the most important feminist cultural events of the 1970s. Judy Chicago and Miriam Shapiro rented an old Hollywood mansion, named it Womanhouse, and, with the help of artists and collaborators, altered its interior through decor, art installations and performances to search out and reveal the female experience...the dreams and fantasies of women as they sewed, cooked, washed and ironed away their lives. This 47-minute film by Johanna Demetrakas is a fascinating historical look at feminism, its reception in the 1970s and the ever-important relationship between art and social change. Hailed as The most potent film document...on being female (Beverly Walker, Women & Film Magazine), it provides context for the special exhibition Women House, a sequel to Chicago and Shapiro s Womanhouse. Free. No reservations required. First come, first served seating.

Image: Miriam Schapiro, Dollhouse, 1972. Detail.

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