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Lucy R. Lippard papers, 1930s-2007, bulk 1960-1990

Lippard, Lucy R., 1937-

Author, Art critic

Collection Information

Size: 56.5 Linear feet; 0.454 Gigabytes

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.

Biographical/Historical Note

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.


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

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Language Note

English .


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