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Michigan

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1910s

1918

June Wayne is born in Chicago.

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1920s

1924

Douglas Huebler is born in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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1940s

1940

Stephen Kaltenbach is born in Battle Creek, Michigan.

1941

Bruce Nauman is born in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

1940s 1941

June Wayne moves to Los Angeles.

1943

Emory Douglas is born in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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1950s

1952

Douglas Huebler earns his BS from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

1952

Jim Shaw is born in Midland, Michigan.

1954

Mike Kelley is born in Wayne, Michigan.

1955

Cary Loren is born in Detroit.

1955

Douglas Huebler earns his MFA from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

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1960s

1960–61 1960

June Wayne, founder of the Tamarind Lithography Workshop in Los Angeles, invites Garo Antreasian to serve as the first technical director and master printer of Tamarind.

1960

After having realized she had to go to Paris to have lithographs executed properly, June Wayne secures a Ford Foundation grant to open the Tamarind Lithography Workshop on Tamarind Avenue in Los Angeles. She hopes to revive the art of lithography through fellowships for artists.

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1969

June Wayne applies for a grant from the Ford Foundation to establish the Tamarind Institute, an expansion of the Lithography Workshop.

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1970s

1970

Tamarind Lithography Workshop, founded by June Wayne, moves to Albuquerque, New Mexico, from Los Angeles and becomes the Tamarind Institute, a division of the College of Fine Arts of the University of New Mexico.

1971–74 1971

Jim Shaw attends the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

1971

June Wayne invites a group of women to meet in her studio to discuss the hurdles they face and learn practical ways of navigating the business side of the art world. She titles this series of meetings “Business and Professional Problems of Women Artists,” but the class soon renames it “Joan of Art.” Wayne offered these classes for free, and only asks that the women teach their own seminar in return. Under Wayne’s aegis, Miriam Schapiro participates in this series of seminars.

1972

Mike Kelley and Jim Shaw meet while undergraduates at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

1974

Jim Shaw earns his BFA from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

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1976

Mike Kelley and Jim Shaw leave Ann Arbor for California to attend CalArts for their MFAs.

1976

Mike Kelley earns his BA from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

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1990s

1995

The original Destroy All Monsters members (Mike Kelley, Niagara, Cary Loren, and Jim Shaw) reunite for shows in the Detroit/Ann Arbor area.

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2000s

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2007

Judy Chicago, Mary Kelly, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Sheila Levrant de Bretteville, Senga Nengudi, Miriam Schapiro, and June Wayne are included in the traveling exhibition WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

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2010s

2010

The Tamarind Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico, celebrates 50 years with two exhibitions that feature works by artists including Garo Antreasian, Vija Celmins, Roy De Forest, Ed Ruscha, and June Wayne.

2016

Catherine Opie has a solo exhibition at the MOCA Pacific Design Center titled 700 Nimes Road, which travels to the University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor.

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