Lesbian Art in America: A Contemporary History, Harmony Hammond

Harmony Hammond
Wednesday, June 21, 2000
7:30 pm

Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy, 4235 19th Street @ Collingwood
Tickets: $15, Qcc

Pioneer lesbian artist and activist Harmony Hammond will do a presentation and show work from Lesbian Art in America: A Contemporary History (Rizzoli), her long awaited in-depth survey of lesbian art and artists since 1970, a “from the trenches” narrative of which girls made and showed what, when, and where. Hammond and many of the artists whose work is reproduced will be available to sign copies.

HARMONY HAMMOND, a Guggenheim fellow and recipient of two NEAs, is an artist, art writer, and independent curator who lectures, writes, and publishes extensively on feminist and lesbian art, queer art, and the cultural representation of “difference.” She co-edited the groundbreaking “Lesbian Art and Artists” issue of Heresies magazine in 1977 and curated the first exhibition of lesbian art in New York in 1978. Recently she curated “Out West” for Plan B Evolving Arts in Santa Fe. Her work was included in the 1995 exhibition “In A Different Light: Visual Culture, Sexual Identity, Queer Practice,” at the University of California, Berkeley.