Art critic Lucy Lippard visits Reed

Renowned art critic Lucy R. Lippard made a visit to Reed in March in conjunction with Sniper's Nest: Art That Has Lived With Lucy R. Lippard, which was at the Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery from February 3 to March 15.

Lippard illustrated the themes of the exhibition by showing slides from her life and of works of art that have been important for her. The exhibition delved into the world of this influential critic, writer, and cultural activist, featuring about 100 small works of art--including artists' books, posters, and photographs--that Lippard has gathered over the past 30 years.

The exhibition, which takes its name from her column on art and politics in Z magazine, offered a view of Lippard's personal collection and traced the public and personal histories of the worlds of art and activism she has invigorated and influenced over the years. The exhibition included works by Judy Chicago, Marcel Duchamp, Eva Hesse, Alex Katz, Sol LeWitt, Robert Mangold, Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist, Nancy Spero, and others, given to Lippard as gifts by artists, family members, and friends. R

Three faculty members granted tenure

he following faculty members were granted tenure at a meeting of the board of trustees on February 6-7, effective September 1, 1998.

Enriqueta Canseco-Gonzalez, psychology. Canseco-Gonzalez has been at Reed since 1992; she earned a B.A. in 1980 from the University of Mexico and a Ph.D. in 1991 from Brandeis University. Her professional interests include psycholinguistics and cognitive neuroscience. Specifically, Canseco-Gonzalez makes use of behavioral and electrophysiological measures to investigate the organization of the language processing system. Recently she has focused her work on the study of language processing in bilingual populations.

Margret Geselbracht, chemistry. Geselbracht has been at Reed since 1993; she earned a B.S. from the University of Notre Dame in 1986 and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1991. Her professional interests in the field of solid state inorganic chemistry include the synthesis and characterization of new inorganic materials with interesting electronic, magnetic, and catalytic properties.

Pancho Savery, English. Savery has been at Reed since 1995; he earned a B.A. from Stanford University in 1972 and a Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1980. His professional interests include African American literature; American Indian literature; American literature and cultural history; modern and contemporary drama, poetry and fiction; and creative writing. In 1989 he published Approaches to Teaching Ellison's Invisible Man. R

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