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Voices in Contemporary Art: Lucy Lippard

When: Tue., June 20, 7 p.m. 2017

gravel pit WHO: Lucy Lippard WHAT: Voices in Contemporary Art Lecture WHEN: Tue., June 20 at 7 PM WHERE: The Public House HOW MUCH: $5 suggested donation MORE INFO: missoulaartmuseum.org

Writer, art critic and activist Lucy Lippard has been writing about art, feminism and culture since the 1960s. In that time she has published 21 books of art criticism, and won several prestigious awards including the Guggenheim Fellowship and two National Endowment for the Arts grants. In this time the world has seen many changes. Not just in our politics and art, but in the way we view the earth itself. But, if you look deep enough, all of these changes are interconnected. If anyone can trace the connections, it's Lucy Lippard.

Her most recent book, 2014’s Undermining: A Wild Ride Through Land Use, Politics and Art in the Changing West, brings her experiences in New Mexico to the forefront, starting with an exploration of the many gravel pits around her small hometown. From there, Lippard explores the history and ethics of fracking, mining, Indian land rights and the Old West while tying it back to the creative work that continues to define these heavy ideas. The Missoula Art Museum is sponsoring Lippard’s appearance at the Public House, both to give voice to people working in the artistic field that aren't necessarily artists and to indirectly tie-in with several upcoming events exploring art and public lands this summer.

-Charley Macorn

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