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MOCA will host a variety of related programs in conjunction with the exhibition, including an in-depth lecture series, round-table discussions, workshops, an extensive film series, and an independent website. Taken as a whole, the components of this project will initiate new dialogue about feminist art and will provide a forum for scholarly reconsideration of one of the most influential movements in American art of the postwar period.

WACKsite
The exhibition will be accompanied by the WACKsite, a community driven component of www.moca.org dedicated to enriching viewers - understanding of the exhibition and its many supporting programs. Utilizing the blog format, the WACKsite will be a collaborative environment for consciousness-raising and discussion. Members of the general public, artists, and authors are invited to participate in this discourse by posting responses to artworks and themes in the exhibition, and by expressing their reactions to other supporting programs. The WACKsite can be accessed at www.moca.org/wack!

Guide by Cell Phone Tour
The Guide by Cell Phone Tour offers museum visitors the opportunity to hear from many of the artists featured in WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution as they recall the impetus for creating the ground breaking work displayed in the exhibition. By calling 408-794-0842 and following the prompts, visitors can hear from 25 artists including Marina Abramovic, Judith Baca, Judy Chicago, Harmony Hammond, Lynn Hershmann, Mary Kelly, Suzy Lake, Senga Nengudi, Martha Rosler, Alexis Smith, and Terry Wolverton. The Guide by Cell Phone Tour will also be accessible on www.moca.org.

PROGRAMS
Conversations

  • Saturday, March 3, 2007, 2-4 PM, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, MOCA Store
    A Conversation and Booksigning with Judy Chicago
    WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution curator Connie Butler talks with Judy Chicago, who will sign copies of her new books Becoming Judy Chicago: A Biography of the Artist and The Dinner Party: From Creation to Preservation. A FREE event for MOCA members hosted by the MOCA Store. More information: 213/633-5323
  • Thursday, March 29, 6:30 PM, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
    Critical Discussions of Feminism and Form
    Presented on the occasion of WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution, the panel is moderated by Judith Halberstam, Director of the Center for Feminist Research at USC.
  • Sunday, June 3, 2007, 2-6 PM, National Center for the Preservation of Democracy
    Panel Discussion: Art, Feminism, and Psychology
    2-4:15 PM: Panel discussion moderated by Thomas Brod, M.D., with panelists Carol Mayhew, Tamar Hoffs, Brandon French, and Esther Dreifuss-Kattan.
    4:30-6:00 PM: Gallery Discussions led by psychoanalysts from the CG Jung Institute of Los Angeles, the New Center for Psychoanalysis, and the Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis. More information: 213/621-1745 or education@moca.org.


Performances
  • Sunday, March 11, 2007, 11 AM - 5 PM, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
    Wait-with, a performance by Faith Wilding
    In conjunction with WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution, Faith Wilding reinvents her 1972 work Waiting. More information: 213/621-1745 or education@moca.org. FREE with museum admission.
  • Saturday, June 16, 2007, 5pm-The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
    Suzanne Lacy's Stories of Work and Survival
    MOCA Education's Public + Artist Program invites living artists the contemporary art institution's greatest resource to create and implement dynamic projects that enhance and deepen visitors' experiences. In conjunction with WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution, Public + Artist has invited artist Suzanne Lacy to create a project building upon feminist history that fosters communication between women and brings visibility to women's issues. In collaboration with the UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures, The Roski School of Fine Arts at USC, and Otis College of Art and Design, this project features public and private conversations between communities of working women that will occur at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA in April. The project will culminate in a large-scale performance and potluck dinner at The Geffen Contemporaryat MOCA. Seating for the event is limited, reservations are required. More information: 213/621-1745 or education@moca.org.
MOCA Art Talks Presented by Gallery C
- informal discussions on current exhibitions led by arts professionals. The talks take place in the exhibition galleries unless otherwise noted. Attendance is free with museum admission and no reservations are required. More information: 213/621-1745 or education@moca.org

Sunday, March 4, 2007, 11 AM and 2 PM, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
Walks Through the Revolution
Two walkthroughs of WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution moderated by Jennifer Doyle and Catherine Lord. Using a non-traditional format, a multi-generational gathering of artists, writers, curators, and feminist-minded folk will engage in a roving discussion of the exhibition. Participants are encouraged to stay for both tours and sensible shoes are recommended.

Thursday, March 22, 6:30 PM, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
Lorraine O'Grady, artist

Sunday, April 29, 3 PM, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
Terry Wolverton, artist/member of the Lesbian Art Project

The Ralph Tornberg/Museum Director's Distinguished Lecture Series

Looking at the legacies and potentials of feminism in relation to WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution, the Tornberg series investigates how feminist thinking on all levelssocial, artistic, political, psychological and theoretical-is important in our cultural life. Individual ticket prices: $15 MOCA members; $20 nonmembers; Series ticket prices: $45 MOCA members; $60 nonmembers. Advance tickets required; no refunds. For information visit moca.org/wack!

Sunday, April 1, 2 PM, Pacific Design Center, SilverScreen Theater
Lucy Lippard

Sunday, April 15, 2 PM, Pacific Design Center, SilverScreen Theater
Linda Nochlin

Sunday, May 20, 2 PM, Pacific Design Center, SilverScreen Theater
Griselda Pollock

Sunday, June 10, 2 PM, Colburn School, Herbert Zipper Concert Hall
Angela Davis

SUNDAY, MARCH 11, 3-5 PM, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
Be heard and hear others in this discussion of feminism and art, with a guided exhibition tour of WACK!

Additional Programming
Alongside MOCA's extensive programs, parallel activities are being mounted all around Los Angeles to coincide with the presentation of WACK!, including a film series at REDCAT; symposia at both the California Institute of the Arts and the Getty Center; a series on women and humor at the UCLA Hammer Museum; and exhibitions at the California Institute of the Arts, the Santa Monica Museum of Art and the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, among many others.
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