The November 24 1987
Art Across Cultures
Conférence et présentation de Reesa Greenberg
Slide Presentation and Lecture November 24, 6-8 pm at Concordia University, 1455 de Maisonneuve oeust, local H-110
Informal Discussion with Lucy Lippard November 24, 1pm at Powerhouse Gallery, 4060 St. Laurent Blvd.
Lucy Lippard (b. 1937, New York) entered Smith College where she earned a B.A. in 1958. She attended New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts, studying under Robert Goldwater. She began writing art criticism for the journal Art International and, by 1964, Artforum. Her association with the Museum of Modern Art started in 1965, contributing the notes to the catelog of the show "The School of Paris: Paintings from the Florene May Schoenborn and Samuel A. Marx Collection," at the Museum.
Her first book, "The Graphic Work of Philip Evergood," appeared in 1966, the same year she curated (and wrote the catalog) for the exhibition "Ad Reinhardt: Paintings," for the Jewish Museum in New York. Lippard’s 1969 conceptual art exhibition, “557,087,” at the Seattle Art Museum, brought this art form to a larger audience.
Her first group of collected essays, Changing: Essays in Art Criticism was issued in 1971. Six Years (1973), her edited and annotated history of the conceptual art movement, brought her to the fore as a conceptualist art historian. Her autobiographical account of the early days of feminism and art, From the Center: Feminist Essays on Women's Art, appeared in 1976. That same year, Lippard produced what many consider to be her best book, a sensitive analysis of the life and work of Eva Hesse. The following year she was a founding member of the feminist collective and journal, Heresies, 1977. Mixed Blessings: New Art in a Multicultural America (1990) discusses diversity among artists working in North America.
Source: “Lippard, Lucy R[owland],” Dictionary of Art Historians: A Biographical Dictionary of Historic Scholars, Museum Professionals and Academic Historians of Art, http://www.dictionaryofarthistorians.org/lippardl.htm. Accessed October 9, 2013.