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Oral history interview with Lucy Lippard, 2011 Mar. 15

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Interviewee:
Lippard, Lucy R., 1937-
Interviewer:
Heinemann, Sue
Subject:
Ashton, Dore
Chicago, Judy
Hammond, Harmony
Judd, Donald C. (Donald Clarence)
LeWitt, Sol
Miss, Mary
Reinhardt, Ad
Ryman, Robert
Schneemann, Carolee
Sholette, Gregory
Stevens, May
Art Workers Coalition
Elizabeth Murray Oral History of Women in the Visual Arts Project
Guerilla Art Action Group
Heresies Collective, inc
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)
Political Art Documentation/Distribution (Organization)
Smith College
Place of publication, production, or execution:
New Mexico
Physical Description:
4 memory cards (4 hr., 29 min.) secure digital, wav 1.25 in.
Transcript: 97 p.
General Note:
Originally recorded on Edirol R-09HR on 4 secure digital memory cards. Duration is 4 hr., 29 min.
Summary:
An interview with Lucy Lippard conducted 2011 Mar. 15, by Sue Heinemann, for the Archives of American Art's Elizabeth Murray Oral History of Women in the Visual Arts project, at Lippard's home, in Galisteo, N.M.
Lippard discusses her childhood summers in Maine; growing up in New Orleans, La., and Charlottesville, Va.; attending the Abbot Academy and Smith College; her junior year in Paris; working in the Museum of Modern Art Library; living on Avenue D; meeting Bob Ryman and Sol Lewitt; birth of her son Ethan; Dore Ashton as a role model; involvement with various groups and political causes including the Angry Arts movement, the Art Workers' Coalition, Women Artists' Committee, Guerilla Art Action Group, Womanhouse, Political Art Documentation and Distribution (PAD/D), the Ad Hoc Women Artists Committee, and others; the development of Heresies Collective; her publications including, "From the Center: Feminist Essays on Women's Art," (1976), "On the Beaten Track: Tourism, Art and Place," (1999), "Mixed Blessings: New Art in a Multicultural America," (1990, 2000), "The Lure of the Local: Sense of Place in a Multicentered Society," (1997), and "Overlay: Contemporary Art and the Art of Prehistory," (1983) ; curating exhibitions; travels to Argentina and Mexico; moving to Galisteo, N.M.; interest in the Galisteo Basin; teaching; and other topics. She recalls Ad Reinhardt, Donald Judd, Harmony Hammond, Judy Chicago, Gregory Sholette, Carolee Schneemann, Max Koszloff, Joyce Koszloff, May Stevens, Betsy Hess, Mary Miss, and others.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Lucy Lippard, 2011 Mar. 15. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding:
This interview is part of the Elizabeth Murray Oral History of Women in the Visual Arts Project, funded by the A G Foundation.
Biography Note:
Lucy R. Lippard (1937- ) is a writer and art critic in New York, N.Y. and Galisteo, N.M.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art critics
Art historians
Authors
Curators
Interviews
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15936
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)300230
AAA_collcode_lippar11
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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