Join award-winning author and distinguished art historian Julia Bryan-Wilson and trailblazing artist, activist and scholar Harmony Hammond in an animated discussion about Material Witness, Hammond’s five-decade survey, 1971-2018. Bryan-Wilson and Hammond will explore the intentions behind the exhibition and address specific works on view.
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Following the conversation please join us for the Exhibition Opening and Reception for Harmony Hammond: Material Witness, Five Decades of Art from 3 to 5 pm.
Harmony Hammond (b. 1944) was a prominent figure in the development of the feminist art movement in New York in the early 1970s. Besides her being a co-founder of A.I.R. and the journal HERESIES: A Feminist Publication of Art & Politics (1976), she is the author of Wrappings: Essays on Feminism, Art, and the Martial Arts (TSL Press, 1984), considered to be a seminal publication of 1970s feminist art; her groundbreaking book Lesbian Art in America: A Contemporary History (Rizzoli, 2000) received a Lambda Literary Award. Hammond attended the University of Minnesota from 1963 to 1967, and moved to New York City in 1969. Since 1984, she has lived and worked in New Mexico, teaching at the University of Arizona, Tucson, from 1989 to 2006. In 2013, Hammond was honored with the College Art Association’s Distinguished Feminist Award. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, in institutions such as the Museum of the City of New York (2016); New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe (2016); Museum Brandhorst, Munich, Germany (2015); Rose Art Museum, Waltham, MA (2015); RedLine Art Space, Denver, CO (2014); National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC (2011); MoMA PS1 (2008); Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada (2008); Museum de Arte Contemporáneo Internacional Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City (2007); Neue Galerie, Graz, Austria (2007); Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2007); SITE Sante Fe, NM(2002); Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (1996); Brooklyn Museum, NY (1985); New Museum, New York (1982); Downtown Whitney Museum, New York (1978); Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN (1968); among others. Hammond’s work is in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Brooklyn Museum; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; the Art Institute of Chicago, IL; and the Phoenix Art Museum, AZ; among others. She is represented by Alexander Gray Associates in New York.
Julia Bryan-Wilson is the Doris and Clarence Malo professor of modern and contemporary art at the University of California, Berkeley, and also the Director of the Berkeley Arts Research Center. She is the author of three books—Art Workers: Radical Practice in the Vietnam War Era (2009); Art in the Making: Artists and Their Materials from the Studio to Crowdsourcing (with Glenn Adamson, 2016); and Fray: Art and Textile Politics (2017), which won both the 2018 Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present Book Prize and the 2018 Robert Motherwell Book Award.