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First Annual Helen Mayer Harrison Memorial Lecture with Lucy Lippard

In honor of environmental art pioneer and UC Santa Cruz Professor Emerita Helen Mayer Harrison, writer and activist Lucy Lippard will give the first annual Helen Mayer Harrison Memorial Lecture.

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April 23, 2019 @ 5:00 pm 7:00 pm

Brush before a sunset.

“For Helen: Is This the Right Way?”
5 p.m. Reception
6 p.m. Lecture
Horticulture Building
UC Santa Cruz Arboretum

This event is FREE and open to the public. The reception will be across from the Horticulture Building at the geodesic domes, the site of the Harrisons’ Future Gardens. Parking available at the Arboretum. Detailed driving directions can be found here.

Lucy R. Lippard is a writer, activist, and sometime curator. Since 1966, she has published 24 books on contemporary art and cultural studies, including Mixed Blessings: New Art in a Multicultural America (1990), Partial Recall: Photographs of Native North Americans (1992), The Lure of the Local: Senses of Place in a Multicentered Society (1997),  and Undermining: A Wild Ride through Land Use, Politics, and Art in the Changing West (2014). She has been co-founder of various artists’ groups including the Art Workers Coalition, Ad Hoc Women Artists Committee, Printed Matter, The Heresies Collective, Political Art Documentation/Distribution (PAD/D), Artists Call Against U.S. Intervention in Central America, and the guerrilla performance groups Outside Agitators and Damage Control. She has curated some 50 shows, often in non-traditional venues, and once made comics starring Polly Tickle. For 19 years she has edited El Puente, the monthly community newsletter for Galisteo, New Mexico, where she has lived for 23 years and is active in community planning and other local issues.


April 23, 2019
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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