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A Finding Aid to the Lucy R. Lippard papers, 1930s-2010, bulk 1960s-1990

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

Lippard, Lucy R., 1937-

Author, Art critic

Collection Information

Size: 56.3 linear feet

Summary: The papers of New York writer, art critic, curator, and teacher, Lucy R. Lippard, measure 53.3 linear feet 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 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.

Biographical/Historical Note

Lucy R. Lippard (1937-) is a writer and art critic in New York, New York.

Provenance

Lucy R. Lippard donated her papers in several increments between 1972-1995, 2006, and 2015.

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Funding

Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.