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Photocopy of James MacDonald letter to the Art Workers Coalition

Creator:
MacDonald, James  Search this
Art Workers Coalition  Search this
Subject:
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1969
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)13425
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Lucy R. Lippard papers, 1930s-2010, bulk 1960s-1990
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_13425
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Art Workers' Coalition flyer

Subject:
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Printed Materials
Date:
1969
Topic:
Protesting  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)10136
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Virginia Admiral papers, [ca.1947-1980]
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_10136

Q. And babies? A. And babies

Artist:
Art Workers' Coalition, American, founded New York City, 1969–1971  Search this
Medium:
Offset lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
sheet: 25 1/16 × 38 1/16 in. (63.7 × 96.7 cm) image: 24 1/16 × 35 1/2 in. (61.1 × 90.2 cm)
Type:
Print/poster
Date:
1970
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of David Platzker and Susan Inglett, 2015
Accession Number:
15.2
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_15.2

Q. And babies? A. And babies.

Artist:
Art Workers' Coalition, active 1969-1971  Search this
Medium:
offset lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
overall: 25 × 38 in. (63.5 × 96.5 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
1970
Topic:
Figure group\male and female  Search this
Figure group\children  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Jon Hendricks
Object number:
2017.10
Restrictions & Rights:
© 1970 Irving Petlin, Jon Hendricks, and Frazer Dougherty
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
On View:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, 3rd Floor, North Wing
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_2017.10

Your Tax Dollars at Work

Associated person:
Meadlow, Paul  Search this
Associated institution:
Art Workers Coalition  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 27 1/2 in x 38 in; 69.85 cm x 96.52 cm
Object Name:
Placard
poster
Associated place:
Viet Nam
Subject:
History, Reform Movements, Peace/Anti-War  Search this
Vietnam War  Search this
Children  Search this
War  Search this
Related event:
Vietnam War  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian
ID Number:
1981.0645.02
Accession number:
1981.0645
Catalog number:
1981.0645.02
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Political and Military History: Political History
Princeton Posters
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_541135

Praeger Publishers author's questionnaire filled out by Lucy Lippard

Creator:
Lippard, Lucy R., 1937-  Search this
Type:
Writings
Date:
1971 February 12
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)13428
See more items in:
Lucy R. Lippard papers, 1930s-2010, bulk 1960s-1990
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_13428
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Oversized Poster, Art Workers Coalition

Collection Creator:
Henri Gallery (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Container:
Box OV 58
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1969-1970
Scope and Contents:
Oversized material from Box 52, Folder 16
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Henri Gallery records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Henri Gallery records, circa early 1900s, 1940-1996, bulk 1957-1995. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Henri Gallery records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-henrgall-ref1302

Art Workers Coalition [Folder]

Additional name:
AWC  Search this
Artworkers Coalition  Search this
Contents:
Folder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
Place:
New York (N.Y.)
Topic:
Art Organizations  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/ National Portrait Gallery Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_99655

Atlanta Art Workers Coalition newspaper

Author:
Atlanta Art Workers Coalition  Search this
Physical description:
ill. ; 38 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Place:
Georgia
Atlanta
Southern States
Date:
197u
20th century
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Call number:
AP1 .A872
AP1.A872
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_154237

Art Workers Coalition open hearing

Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
circa 1970
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)18858
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Lucy R. Lippard papers, 1930s-2010, bulk 1960s-1990
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_18858

Art Workers Coalition 2nd Discussion Group, Alternatives Committee meeting

Creator:
Art Workers Coalition  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1969 May 29
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)12973
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Lucy R. Lippard papers, 1930s-2010, bulk 1960s-1990
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_12973

The Art Workers' Coalition / [editor, Darío Corbeira ; texts by Julie Ault et al.]

Author:
Corbeira, Darío  Search this
Subject:
Art Workers Coalition  Search this
Physical description:
514 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 35 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
United States
Date:
2010
[2010]
20th century
Topic:
Art--Political aspects--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1053583

Oral history interview with Lucy Lippard, 2011 Mar. 15

Interviewee:
Lippard, Lucy R., 1937-  Search this
Interviewer:
Heinemann, Sue  Search this
Subject:
Schneemann, Carolee  Search this
Miss, Mary  Search this
Judd, Donald C. (Donald Clarence)  Search this
Ryman, Robert  Search this
Ashton, Dore  Search this
Stevens, May  Search this
Sholette, Gregory  Search this
Reinhardt, Ad  Search this
Hammond, Harmony  Search this
Chicago, Judy  Search this
LeWitt, Sol  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Art Workers Coalition  Search this
Guerilla Art Action Group  Search this
Smith College  Search this
Political Art Documentation/Distribution (Organization)  Search this
Heresies Collective, inc  Search this
Elizabeth Murray Oral History of Women in the Visual Arts Project  Search this
Topic:
Sound recordings  Search this
Art critics  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Authors  Search this
Art historians  Search this
Curators  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15936
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)300230
AAA_collcode_lippar11
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_300230

New York Artists' Strike press release

Creator:
New York Artists Strike Against War, Racism, Repression, and War  Search this
Subject:
American Association of Museums  Search this
Type:
Printed Materials
Date:
ca. 1970
Topic:
Art and race  Search this
Protesting  Search this
War  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)9976
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Michael Goldberg papers, 1942-1981
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_9976

Atlanta art papers

Author:
Atlanta Art Workers Coalition  Search this
Physical description:
ill. ; 38 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Place:
Georgia
Southern States
Date:
19uu
1980-
20th century
Topic:
Art--Periodicals  Search this
Arts, American--Periodicals  Search this
Arts, Modern--Periodicals  Search this
Call number:
AP1 .A872
AP1.A872
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_133940

Art workers : radical practice in the Vietnam War era / Julia Bryan-Wilson

Author:
Bryan-Wilson, Julia  Search this
Subject:
Art Workers Coalition  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 282 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
United States
Date:
2009
©2009
20th century
Topic:
Art--Political aspects--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_944144

Lucy R. Lippard papers, 1930s-2010, bulk 1960s-1990

Creator:
Lippard, Lucy R., 1937-  Search this
Subject:
Henes, Donna  Search this
Darboven, Hanne  Search this
Stevens, May  Search this
Edelson, Mary Beth  Search this
Hammond, Harmony  Search this
Andre, Carl  Search this
Johnson, Ray  Search this
Pearson, Henry Charles  Search this
LeWitt, Sol  Search this
Chicago, Judy  Search this
Judd, Donald C. (Donald Clarence)  Search this
Women's Caucus for Art  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Addison Gallery of American Art  Search this
Printed Matter, Inc.  Search this
Art Workers Coalition  Search this
Political Art Documentation/Distribution (Organization)  Search this
Alliance for Cultural Democracy  Search this
Studio International (Firm)  Search this
University of Colorado  Search this
Topic:
Interviews  Search this
Artists  Search this
Art critics  Search this
Feminism and art  Search this
Authors  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Feminism  Search this
Art criticism  Search this
Curators  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Conceptual art  Search this
Minimal art  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7895
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210062
AAA_collcode_lipplucy
Theme:
Women
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210062
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Oral history interview with Irving Petlin, 2016 September 13-15

Interviewee:
Petlin, Irving, 1934-2018  Search this
Interviewer:
McElhinney, James, 1952-  Search this
Topic:
Interviews  Search this
Painters  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17411
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)382894
AAA_collcode_petlin16
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_382894
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Artworkers Coalition documents : 1969, January, February, March, April

Title:
Documents 1
Author:
Art Workers Coalition  Search this
Subject:
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
p. A-B, 121 p. : facsims. ; 28 cm
Type:
Sources
Place:
New York (State)
New York
Date:
1969
C1969
20th century
Topic:
Arts--Philosophy--History  Search this
Art museums--Philosophy--History  Search this
Art  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Call number:
N620.M9 A94 1969
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_786156

Lucy R. Lippard papers

Creator:
Lippard, Lucy R.  Search this
Names:
Addison Gallery of American Art  Search this
Alliance for Cultural Democracy  Search this
Art Workers Coalition  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Political Art Documentation/Distribution (Organization)  Search this
Printed Matter, Inc  Search this
Studio International (Firm)  Search this
University of Colorado -- Faculty  Search this
Women's Caucus for Art  Search this
Andre, Carl, 1935-  Search this
Chicago, Judy, 1939-  Search this
Darboven, Hanne  Search this
Edelson, Mary Beth  Search this
Hammond, Harmony  Search this
Henes, Donna  Search this
Johnson, Ray, 1927-  Search this
Judd, Donald, 1928-  Search this
LeWitt, Sol, 1928-2007  Search this
Pearson, Henry, 1914-2006  Search this
Stevens, May  Search this
Extent:
56.5 Linear feet
0.454 Gigabytes
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Gigabytes
Sound recordings
Interviews
Photographs
Date:
1930s-2007
bulk 1960-1990
Summary:
The papers of New York and New Mexico writer, art critic, and curator, Lucy R. Lippard, measure 56.5 linear feet and 0.454 GB and date from the 1930s to 2007, with the bulk of the material dating from the 1960s to the 1990s. Over half of the collection consists of correspondence files documenting Lippard's professional relationships with artists, writers, galleries, art institutions, and political organizations, and her interest in conceptual and minimalist art, feminism and political activism. Also found are Lippard's notes and writings including sound recordings and interviews, teaching and exhibition files, printed and digital material, several works of art, and photographs of artwork and artists. Scattered throughout the collection are a small number of records concerning Lippard's personal life. An addition of 3.0 linear feet donated 2015 includes subject files on feminist and conceptual art as well as land use, development, and local politics and history in New Mexico.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of New York and New Mexico writer, art critic, and curator, Lucy R. Lippard, measure 56.5 linear feet and 0.454 GB and date from the 1930s to 2007, with the bulk of the material dating from the 1960s to the 1990s. Over half of the collection consists of correspondence files documenting Lippard's professional relationships with artists, writers, galleries, art institutions, and political organizations, and her interest in conceptual and minimalist art, feminism and political activism. Also found are Lippard's notes and writings including sound recordings and interviews, teaching and exhibition files, printed and digital material, several works of art, and photographs of artwork and artists. Scattered throughout the collection are a small number of records concerning Lippard's personal life. An addition of 3.0 linear feet donated 2015 includes subject files on feminist and conceptual art as well as land use, development, and local politics and history in New Mexico.

A small amount of biographical material comprises resumes and an address book.

Correspondence files document all aspects of Lippard's professional life including her relationships with artists such as Carl Andre, Judy Chicago, Hanne Darboven, Ray Johnson, Sol LeWitt, and Henry Pearson; feminist artists including Mary Beth Edelson, Harmony Hammond, Donna Henes, and May Stevens; political and art-related activist groups such as Alliance for Cultural Democracy, Art Workers Coalition, Political Art Documentation/Distribution, Printed Matter, and Women's Caucus for Art; galleries and museums including Addison Gallery of American Art and the Museum of Modern Art, and publishers including Art International and Art Forum. The series also traces the development of Lippard's involvement in activist causes including censorship and the rights of artists, Central America and the impact of U.S. policy on the region, and equality and reproductive rights for women, as well as her interest in conceptual and minimalist art. The series includes scattered artwork and photographs of artists.

Writings are primarily by Lippard and include correspondence, manuscript drafts, extensive notes, and publication records for some of her best-known books such as The Graphic Work of Philip Evergood (1966), Six Years: The Dematerialization of the Art Object (1973), Eva Hesse (1976), Ad Reinhardt (1985), and Mixed Blessings: New Art in a Multicultural America (1990), as well as essays for publications such as Art Forum and Studio International and contributions to exhibition catalogs. Also found are edited transcripts from conferences, symposia and interviews conducted by and of Lippard, some audio recordings of interviews and symposia, including an interview with Donald Judd, and notes and typescripts for lectures and speeches.

A small number of files document Lippard's teaching work during the 1970s and 1980s, primarily at the University of Colorado, Boulder where she taught several courses and seminars.

Exhibition files document Lippard's involvement with exhibitions she helped to organize or curate such as A Different War: Vietnam in Art (1989-1991) 557,087 and 955,000 (1969, 1970), 2,972, 453 (1971) c.7,500 (1973-1974) and those for which she wrote catalog contributions.

Printed material includes a collection of articles written by Lippard and a small amount of material concerning events, such as speaking engagements, in which Lippard was involved. Other printed material reflects Lippard's wide range of artistic, political and activist interests and documents exhibitions and performances and the activities of art-related and political groups. Material includes many exhibition catalogs, announcements, invitations, printed posters, news clippings, journal articles, brochures, pamphlets and other publications.

Artwork includes sixteen items by unidentified artists, including two by children. Photographs consist primarily of photographs of works of art in addition to a small number of photos of exhibition installations.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as eight series:

Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1960s-circa 1980s (Box 1; 2 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1950s-2006 (Boxes 1-28, 51, OVs 54-63; 28.8 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings, 1930s-1990s (Boxes 28-41, 51-52, OVs 64-66; 13.24 linear feet, ER01; 0.454 GB)

Series 4: Teaching Files, 1966-1993 (Boxes 41, 52; 0.76 linear feet)

Series 5: Exhibitions, 1960s-1990s (Boxes 42-45, 52, OVs 67-68; 4.2 linear feet)

Series 6: Printed Material, 1940s-2007 (Boxes 45-49, 52, OVs 69-77; 5.3 linear feet)

Series 7: Artwork and Ephemera, circa 1960s-circa 1990s (Boxes 50, 53; 4 folders)

Series 8: Photographs, 1950s-circa 1990s (Boxes 50, 53, OV 71; 1.0 linear foot)
Biographical / Historical:
New York and New Mexico writer and art critic, Lucy R. Lippard, is the curator of numerous exhibitions and the author of over twenty-four books and other writings that trace the emergence of minimalist and conceptual art and document Lippard's commitment to feminism and political activism.

Born in New York City in 1937, Lippard earned a B.A. from Smith College in 1958 and an M.A. in 1962 from New York University's Institute of Fine Arts. In the 1960s she began writing art criticism for the journals Art International and Artforum. In 1966 she curated the landmark exhibition Eccentric Abstraction at the Fischbach Gallery in New York City. Lippard then curated the first of four defining conceptual art exhibitions that became known as her "numbers" shows, each titled after the populations of the cities in which they took place, with catalogs in the form of a set of 10 x 15 cm index cards. Opening at the Seattle Art Museum in 1969, 557,087 was followed by 955,000 in Vancouver, Canada, a few months later. 2,972,453 was held at the Centro de Arte y Comunicacíon in Buenos Aires in 1971 and c.7500 opened in Valencia, California, in 1973-1974 before traveling to several other venues in the United States and Europe.

Lippard's first book, The Graphic Work of Philip Evergood was published in 1966, followed by Pop Art the same year, and a collection of her early essays, Changing, in 1971. Six Years: The Dematerialization of the Art Object (1973) and From the Center: Feminist Essays on Women's Art (1976) documented the emergence of conceptual art and the early years of feminist art respectively. In 1976 Lippard published her seminal book on the life and work of Eva Hesse.

Between 1977 and 1978 Lippard lived on a farm in Devon, England, and worked on a novel, The First Stone, about the role of politics in the lives of three generations of women. During her walks across the English countryside she became interested in landscape art and conceived of her book Overlay: Contemporary Art and the Art of Prehistory which was subsequently published in 1983. Other books include Get the Message?: A Decade Of Art For Social Change (1984), Ad Reinhardt (1985), and Mixed Blessings: New Art in a Multicultural America (1990). Lippard has also written regular columns on art and politics for the Village Voice, In These Times and Z Magazine, and has been a contributing editor of Art in America.

Lippard was radicalized during a trip to Argentina in 1968 when she was invited to be a juror at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Buenos Aires. On her return to the United States she became heavily involved in anti-war activities and the Art Workers Coalition. She is a co-founder of several feminist and artist organizations including the feminist collective Heresies, which produced Heresies: A Feminist Journal on Art and Politics from 1977-1992, Ad Hoc Women Artists, Alliance for Cultural Democracy, Artists Call Against U.S. Intervention in Central America, Women's Action Coalition, and Women's Art Registry. In 1976 she was a founder of Printed Matter, a New York nonprofit dedicated to producing artists' publications. She also worked closely with Franklin Furnace, an artist-run space devoted to the promotion of artists' books, installation art, and video and performance art, and served on the organization's International Committee.

Lippard has been a visiting professor at the School of Visual Arts, the University of Colorado, Boulder, and the University of Queensland, Australia, and was Eminent Artist in Residence at the University of Wyoming Department of Art in 2015. She has received honorary doctorates in fine arts from Maine College of Art, the Massachusetts College of Art, Moore College of Art, San Francisco Art Institute, and others, and awards including a Guggenheim Fellowship, two National Endowment for the Arts grants in criticism, the Smith College Medal, the ArtTable Award for Distinguished Service to the Visual Arts, and the Bard College Center for Curatorial Studies Award for Excellence.

Lippard has lived in New Mexico since 1992 and works as a freelance writer and speaker.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Lucy Lippard conducted in 2011 March 15, by Sue Heinemann, for the Archives of American Art's Elizabeth Murray Oral History of Women in the Visual Arts project, funded by a grant from the A G Foundation.
Provenance:
Lucy R. Lippard donated her papers in several increments between 1972-1995, and 2006.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Rights:
The Lucy R. Lippard papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Curators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Artists -- Political activity  Search this
Authors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Conceptual art  Search this
Art criticism -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Feminism  Search this
Art critics  Search this
Minimal art  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Photographs
Citation:
Lucy R. Lippard papers, 1930s-2007, bulk 1960s-1990s. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.lipplucy
See more items in:
Lucy R. Lippard papers
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Archives of American Art
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