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1950s

1957

Judy Chicago moves to Los Angeles to attend UCLA.

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1960s

1960s 1962

Judy Chicago knows Billy Al Bengston from her days as a student at UCLA.

In this 2017 video, Judy Chicago explains her dissatisfaction with the male-dominated arts education she received at UCLA and how it inspired her to develop the Feminist Art Program at Fresno State College and the *Womanhouse* project.

1962

Judy Chicago earns her BA from UCLA.

1962–64 1962

Billy Al Bengston teaches for a year at UCLA when Judy Chicago is in graduate school. Bengston’s studio is the first Chicago ever visits, and she considers him the first real artist she’s met.

1964

Judy Chicago receives her MFA in painting and sculpture from UCLA.

1965

Vija Celmins receives her MFA from UCLA.

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1970s

1970

Immediately after graduating from the California College of Arts and Crafts, Barbara Kasten moves to Los Angeles to be a substitute teacher for Bernard Kester’s fiber arts course at UCLA.

1970–74 1970

Judithe Hernández serves as resident artist for Aztlán: Chicano Journal of the Social Sciences and the Arts, published by the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center.

1971

Larry Bell is included in the group exhibition Transparency, Reflection, Light, Space: 4

Artists at UCLA Art Galleries.

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1980s

1985

Judy Chicago’s Birth Project is exhibited at the Frederick S. Wight Gallery, UCLA.

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1990s

1996

Mary Kelly begins teaching in the School of Art and Architecture at UCLA, where Rodney McMillian and Catherine Opie are also teaching.

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2000s

2001

Catherine Opie becomes a professor of photography in the Art Department at UCLA.

2005

Aaron Curry is included in the group exhibition Southern Exposure at the Wight Gallery, UCLA.

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2010s

2010s 2010

Rodney McMillian begins teaching at UCLA.

2011–12 2011

Carlos Almaraz is included in the group exhibition Mapping Another L.A.: The Chicano Art Movement at the Fowler Museum at UCLA.

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