Here’s a little refresher for what life was like in 1978 when Women & Their Work was first formed.

President: Jimmy Carter

Median Household Income (current dollars): $15,064

Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.13

Technology: Sony introduces the Walkman, the first portable stereo.

Academy Award, Best Picture: Annie Hall

Record of the Year: “Hotel California,” Eagles

Song of the Year: “Love Theme From A Star Is Born” (Evergreen), Barbra Streisand and Paul Williams, songwriters

Science: Recombinant DNA techniques are used to produce human insulin.

Babs in ’78: Rawrr!


About Women and Their Work Gallery

Known for its pioneering spirit, embrace of artistic innovation, and commitment to Texas audiences and artists, Women & Their Work Art Space is a one of a kind statewide non-profit organization. Voted “Best Gallery” numerous times in the Austin Chronicle Readers Poll, Women & Their Work Gallery showcases exhibitions of contemporary art throughout the year and presents performances, readings, film screenings and educational outreach programs.
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