Lucy Lippard: 2010

Lucy R. Lippard is a curator, writer, activist and author of 20 books on contemporary art and cultural criticism, including one novel. She has curated some 50 exhibitions in the United States, Europe, and Latin America, and her arts activities have extended into performances, comics, and street theater. For 30 years she has worked with artists’ groups such as the Artworkers’ Coalition, Ad Hoc Women Artists, Artists Meeting for Cultural Democracy (for which she served as coeditor of “How to ’92: Model Actions for a Post-Columbian World”), and WAC (Women’s Action Coalition). She was a cofounder of Printer Matter; The Heresies Collective and its journal; PADD (Political Art Documentation/Distribution) and its journal Upfront; and Artists Call Against U.S. Intervention in Central America. She continues to write and lecture frequently at museums and universities. At home, she has served as a member of the Santa Fe County Open Lane and Trails Planning and Advisory Committee; is a member of the Galisteo Community Planning Committee; edits her community newsletter El Puende de Galisteo; and is on the Santa Fe Railyard Park Design Committee with the Trust for Public Land. Lippard’s book Down Country: The Tano of the Galisteo Basin, 1250-1782 won the New Mexico Historical Society book award.