Harmony Hammond – Making Present a Feminist Lesbian

Lesbain_Art_in_America_cover“… To name, to make present. If you do not name, you do not have a cultural history, and if you don’t have a cultural history, you do not exist. “

– Harmony Hammond

Harmony Hammond is an artist, art writer and independent curator who is considered a pioneer of the feminist art movement, she lectures, writes and publishes extensively on painting, feminist art, lesbian art, and the cultural representation of “difference”.

9-2009

Hammond’s work is represented in the permanent collections of many museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; the Brooklyn Museum; the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.; the Art Institute of Chicago; the Phoenix Art Museum; the New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe; and the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford.  She has received fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim, Adolph and Esther Gottlieb, Joan Mitchell, and Pollock-Krasner Foundations, Art Matters, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Hammond’s book “Wrappings: Essays on Feminism, Art and the Martial Arts”, (TSL Press, 1984), a classic on 70s feminist art, is out-of-print. Her ground-breaking book “Lesbian Art in America: A Contemporary History” (Rizzoli, 2000), also out-of-print, received a Lambda Literary Award and remains the primary text on the subject. Currently she is the Santa Fe Correspondent for “Art in America.”

Harmony Hammond

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