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Art department presents lecture on art and politics in the 1970s

The New Mexico State University department of art will present "Art, Politics and Protest in the 1970s: May Stevens and Patricia Hills in Conversation," at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 10. This public lecture will be held in the Isabel M. Crouch Reading Theater on the university campus behind the English building.


and Hill will discuss the art world of the 1970s and the profound effects the Vietnam War, race relations and gender politics of the era had on the art and artists of the time.

Stevens is a painter best-known for her politically engaged subject matter and provocative style. She was recently honored with the Distinguished Artist Award for Lifetime Achievement by the College Art Association.

Hills is a writer, critic, curator and educator who has written about American art and politics for the past three decades. She teaches in the art history department of Boston University.

The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, call Stephanie Taylor in the New Mexico State art department at (505) 646-3329.

Erin Waldron
April 5, 2002