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Chicken Lady

Artist:
Harmony Hammond, born Chicago, IL 1944  Search this
Publisher:
Vermillion Editions Limited  Search this
Medium:
color screenprint on paper
Dimensions:
30 x 22 1/4 in. (76.2 x 56.5 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
1985
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Glen D. Nelson, M.D.
Object number:
1998.57.13
Restrictions & Rights:
© 1985, Vermillion Editions Limited, Inc. and Harmony Hammond; Minneapolis, MN
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1998.57.13

Hammond, Harmony

Collection Creator:
Henri Gallery (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Container:
Box 22, Folder 18
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1979-1980
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-ref450

Hammond, Harmony

Collection Creator:
Munro, Eleanor, 1928-  Search this
Container:
Box 29, Folder 17
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1970s-1982
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Eleanor Munro 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.
Collection Citation:
Eleanor Munro papers, circa 1880-2011, bulk 1950-2011. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Eleanor Munro papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-munrelea-ref836

Harmony Hammond letter to Lucy R. Lippard

Creator:
Hammond, Harmony, 1944-  Search this
Lippard, Lucy R., 1937-  Search this
Subject:
Hammond, Harmony  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1977 January 3
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)17770
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Lucy R. Lippard papers, 1930s-2010, bulk 1960s-1990
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_17770
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Response to the question "What is feminist art"?

Creator:
Hammond, Harmony, 1944-  Search this
Type:
Writings
Date:
between 1976 and 1977
Topic:
Feminism and art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)12891
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Woman's Building records, 1970-1992
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_12891
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Oral history interview with Harmony Hammond, 2008 September 14

Interviewee:
Hammond, Harmony, 1944-  Search this
Interviewer:
Bryan-Wilson, Julia, 1973-  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Authors  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Feminism and art  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Curators  Search this
Painters  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15635
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)281978
AAA_collcode_hammon08
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_281978
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Joan Semmel papers, 1949-2013, bulk circa 1960s-2013

Creator:
Semmel, Joan, 1932-  Search this
Subject:
Schapiro, Miriam  Search this
Grossman, Nancy  Search this
Golden, Eunice  Search this
Bernstein, Judy  Search this
Markson, David  Search this
Stevens, May  Search this
Edelson, Mary Beth  Search this
Sleigh, Sylvia  Search this
Hardy, John  Search this
Nieto, José Antonio  Search this
Hammond, Harmony  Search this
Topic:
Video recordings  Search this
Women and erotica  Search this
Erotica  Search this
Painting, Abstract  Search this
Art  Search this
Feminism and art  Search this
Illustrations  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Feminism  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16175
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)366716
AAA_collcode_semmjoan
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_366716
Additional Online Media:

Harmony Hammond [Folder]

Contents:
Folder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/ National Portrait Gallery Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_29456

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

Wrappings : essays on feminism, art, and the martial arts / by Harmony Hammond

Author:
Hammond, Harmony  Search this
Subject:
Hammond, Harmony  Search this
Physical description:
110 p., [1] leaf of plates : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
1984
C1984
Topic:
Feminism and art  Search this
Artists  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.H2218 H22 1984
N40.1.H2218H22 1984
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_333982

Kong, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Hammond, Harmony 1944-  Search this
Medium:
Cloth, wood, foam rubber, acrylic, gesso, rhoplex, glitter, wax, charcoal powder
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Everson Museum of Art of Syracuse and Onondaga County 401 Harrison Street Syracuse New York 13202 Accession Number: 86.14
Date:
1981
Topic:
Figure--Fragment--Hand  Search this
Fantasy--Animal--Ape  Search this
Control number:
IAS 38140033
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_292616

Lesbian art in America : a contemporary history / Harmony Hammond

Author:
Hammond, Harmony  Search this
Physical description:
208 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. (some col.) ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
2000
C2000
Topic:
Lesbian artists  Search this
Lesbianism in art  Search this
Call number:
NX652.G38 H36 2000
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_633593

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
Additional Online Media:

Feminist art : process & product : a multi-media exhibit of members' works, 26 February-22 March, 1980, Washington Women's Arts Center / selected by Harmony Hammond ; exhibition chaired by Menucha

Author:
Hammond, Harmony  Search this
Washington Women's Arts Center  Search this
Physical description:
[35] p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1980
C1980
20th century
Topic:
Feminism and art  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Call number:
N72.F45 F448
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_652793

Harmony Hammond farm ghosts : contemporary southwest images VIII: the Stonewall Foundation series, Tucson Museum of Art, September 10-October 31, 1993 ; essay by Lucy R. Lippard

Title:
Farm ghosts
Author:
Hammond, Harmony  Search this
Lippard, Lucy R  Search this
Tucson Museum of Art  Search this
Subject:
Hammond, Harmony  Search this
Physical description:
32 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1993
Call number:
N6537.H345 A4 1993
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_814439

The Center for Contemporary Arts presents Harmony Hammond : uneasy juxtapositions : painting and sculpture : [exhibition] October 2 to November 6, 1992 / [essay by Neery Melkonian]

Title:
Harmony Hammond, uneasy juxtapositions
Uneasy juxtapositions
Author:
Hammond, Harmony  Search this
Melkonian, Neery  Search this
Center for Contemporary Arts of Santa Fe  Search this
Subject:
Hammond, Harmony  Search this
Physical description:
[6] p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1992
1992]
Call number:
N6537.H345 A4 1992
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_814539

Joan Semmel papers

Creator:
Semmel, Joan, 1923-  Search this
Names:
Bernstein, Judy  Search this
Edelson, Mary Beth  Search this
Golden, Eunice  Search this
Grossman, Nancy  Search this
Hammond, Harmony  Search this
Hardy, John  Search this
Markson, David  Search this
Nieto, José Antonio  Search this
Schapiro, Miriam, 1923-  Search this
Sleigh, Sylvia  Search this
Stevens, May  Search this
Extent:
5.9 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Interviews
Video recordings
Illustrations
Photographs
Date:
1949-2013
bulk 1960-2013
Summary:
The papers of painter Joan Semmel measure 5.9 linear feet and span the dates of 1949-2013 with the bulk of the material dated circa 1960s-2013. The papers reflect her career and activities as a painter, writer, feminist, and educator through biographical materials, correspondence, interviews, writings, project files, teaching files, printed material, and photographic materials.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of painter Joan Semmel measure 5.9 linear feet and span the dates of 1949-2013 with the bulk of the material dated circa 1960s-2013. The papers reflect her career and activities as a painter, writer, feminist and educator through biographical materials, correspondence, interviews, writings, project files, teaching files, printed material, and photographic materials.

Among the biographical materials are awards, educational records,and audiovisual recordings about Joan Semmel and her work.

Professional correspondence concerns exhibitions, publication permissions, panel discussions, symposia, and visiting artist and summer school appointments. Also included are letters of recommendation for colleagues and students. A scattering of personal letters are from novelist David Markson and José Antonio, both of whom had personal relationships with Semmel. There are also a few letters from friends of a purely social nature and a few letters concerning routine personal affairs.

There are two interviews with Joan Semmel on video recordings, one was conducted for a television broadcast and the other is unidentified.

Writings by Semmel include the manuscript, illustrations, research material, and letters relating to her unpublished book about women's erotic art. Also found are articles, artist's statements, and notes for talks about her work. The writings about Semmel consist of several student papers.

Project files relate to two exhibitions curated by Semmel, Contemporary Women: Consciousness and Content (1977) at The Brooklyn Museum of Art School and Private Worlds (2000). One file is related to a project in which Semmel was involved to document the role and status of women in the arts.

Scattered teaching files concern a course about contemporary women artists developed and taught by Semmel for the women's studies program at Rutgers University, circa 1978. Also documented are summer programs at Skowhegan and Sommerakademie in Austria where Semmel served as an instructor.

Binders (now unbound) of printed materials were compiled by Semmel consisting of exhibition catalogs and announcements for solo and group shows, reviews, posters, and miscellaneous printed matter.

Photographs of people include Joan Semmel, friends and colleagues. Among the individuals pictured are: writer David Markson, painter John Hardy, José Antonio Nieto; and feminist artists: Judy Bernstein, Mary Beth Edelson, Eunice Golden, Nancy Grossman, Harmony Hammond, Miriam Schapiro, Sylvia Sleigh, and May Stevens. There are slides, photographs, color photocopies and digital images of Semmel's paintings. Of particular interest are photographs, photocopies of photographs, and digital images that served as source material for paintings, including portrait commissions.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged in 8 seres:

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1949-2013 (Box 1; 0.6 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1973-2013 (Boxes 1-2; 1.2 linear feet)

Series 3: Interviews, circa 1970s-1986 (Box 2; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 4: Writings, 1970s-2009 (Box 3; 0.7 linear feet)

Series 5: Project Files, 1972-2000 (Box 3; 3 folders)

Series 6: Teaching Files, 1970s-2000 (Box 3; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 7: Printed Material, circa 1960s-2013 (Boxes 4-6, OV 8; 2.2 linear feet)

Series 8: Photographic Materials, circa 1965-2013 (Boxes 6-7; 0.6 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Joan Semmel (1932- ) is an abstract painter working in New York City and Easthampton, N. Y. Semmel's work explores erotic themes and the female body. She taught painting at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University from 1978-2000.

Born in New York City in 1932, Joan Semmel studied at the Cooper Union, the Art Students League of New York, and received her BFA in 1963 and MFA in 1972 from Pratt Institute. Semmel moved to Spain in 1963 and exhibited her abstract expressionist work in galleries and museums there before returning to New York in 1970.

Upon Semmel's return to New York, she became involved in the feminist art movement. One of the original Guerrilla Girls, Semmel was involved with several feminist activist art groups devoted to gender equality in the art world. Semmel spent years researching a book about women's erotic art. At the same time, her painting style shifted to incorporate more figurative imagery and she began working on series that explored the themes of the female body, desire, and aging. Each series consisted of 10-30 paintings, produced over several years, among them First and Second Erotic Series, Self Images, Portraits, Figure in Landscape, Gymnasium, Locker Room, Overlays, and Mannequins.

In addition to her teaching career at Rutgers University as a tenured Professor of Painting, Semmel taught briefly at the Brooklyn Museum Art School, Skowhegan, and the Summer Academy of Fine Arts in Salzburg, Germany. Over the years she served as a visiting artist, critic, and lecturer at many colleges, and participated in numerous symposia, panel discussions and conferences. She has received several grants and awards including Macdowell Colony and Yaddo residencies.

Semmel has exhibited widely and prolifically in the United States, Spain, the Netherlands, and South America, in addition to curating two exhibitions, Contemporary Women: Consciousness and Content (1977) at The Brooklyn Museum of Art School and Private Worlds - Art in General (2000). Her work is represented in the permanent collections of many museums including the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Chrysler Museum, Guild Hall, Museum of Women in the Arts, Parrish Art Museum, and Vassar College Museum.

Joan Semmel continues to live and work in New York City and Easthampton, NY.
Provenance:
Donated by Joan Semmel in 2014.
Restrictions:
Use of original material requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Joan Semmel 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:
Women and erotica  Search this
Authors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Painting, Abstract  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Educators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Feminism and art  Search this
Feminism  Search this
Erotica  Search this
Art -- Political aspects  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Video recordings
Illustrations
Photographs
Citation:
Joan Semmel papers, 1949-2013, bulk circa 1960s-2013. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.semmjoan
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Joan Semmel papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-semmjoan

Women of sweetgrass, cedar and sage : contemporary art by Native American women / curated by Harmony Hammond and Jaune Quick-to-See Smith

Curator:
Hammond, Harmony  Search this
Author:
Smith, Jaune Quick-to-See 1940-  Search this
Gallery of the American Indian Community House  Search this
Physical description:
[87] pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Place:
North America
Date:
1985
©1985
Topic:
Indian women artists  Search this
Indian art  Search this
Call number:
N6538.A4 W87 1985
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_503870

Agnes Martin : works on paper / Aline Chipman Brandauer with Harmony Hammond and Ann Wilson

Title:
Works on paper
Author:
Brandauer, Aline Chipman  Search this
Hammond, Harmony  Search this
Wilson, Ann 1931-  Search this
Martin, Agnes 1912-2004  Search this
Museum of Fine Arts (Museum of New Mexico)  Search this
Subject:
Martin, Agnes 1912-2004  Search this
Physical description:
47 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1998
C1998
Call number:
N40.1.M364 B73 1998
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_667543

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.
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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.
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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.
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Citation:
Lucy R. Lippard papers, 1930s-2007, bulk 1960s-1990s. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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