Albany YMCA Womanworks Gallery and the College of Saint Rose, Albany
Womanworks Conference on Women in the Arts
Tina Murch, Project Director
The October 1979 Womanworks Conference on Women in the Arts explored women’s accomplishments in the arts and their contributions to the African, Hispanic and European traditions that are part of American culture. This conference, the Capital District’s first major event focused on women and art, brought together scholars, artists, and the general public for workshops, lectures, films, an exhibition, a poetry reading and theater and musical performances. Elia Hidalgo Christiansen, Judith Fetterly, Audre Lorde and Bernice Regaon were among the speakers who addressed an audience of over four hundred and fifty people.