The Pink Glass Swan

Selected Feminist Essays on Art

Selected writings from America’s leading feminist art critic

In the 1970s, Lucy R. Lippard, author of the highly original and popular Mixed Blessings, merged her art-world concerns with those of the then-fledgling women’s movement. In a career that spans sixteen books and scores of articles, catalogs, and essays on art, political activism, feminism, and multiculturalism, her engaging and provocative writings have heralded a new way of thinking about art and its role in the feminist movement.

This new collection of previously published essays covers more than two decades of Lippard’s thinking on the ever-evolving definitions of feminist art, the convergence of high and low art, political and activist art, and the contributions of feminist theory to the politics of identity that infuses the production and exhibition of much of today’s fine and popular art.

With a new introduction from the author, The Pink Glass Swan brings together selections from two of Lippard’s leading works, From the Center: Feminist Essays on Art and Get the Message?: A Decade of Art for Social Change, and numerous other articles written for newspapers, magazines, and art catalogs across the country.

Books by Lucy R. Lippard

Undermining
A Wild Ride Through Land Use, Politics, and Art in the Changing West

Lucy R. Lippard

Partial Recall
Photographs of Native North Americans

Lucy R. Lippard

The Lure of the Local
Senses of Place in a Multicentered Society

Lucy R. Lippard

On the Beaten Track
Tourism, Art, and Place

Lucy R. Lippard