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The publications program at the Gallery plays a vital role in the museum’s mission to encourage appreciation and understanding of art. The Gallery’s exhibition catalogues, annual Bulletin, and monographic titles serve a wide variety of audiences, from casual museum-goers to scholars. 

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Conversation and Book Signing: The Lines by Edward Ranney

On Friday, April 10, the Gallery hosted a conversation between art critic, curator, activist, and writer Lucy R. Lippard and world-renowned landscape photographer Edward Ranney, B.A. 1964. In connection with the book The Lines, published by the Gallery last year, Ranney and Lippard discussed the artist’s images of geoglyphs—vast designs etched into the ground, or formed atop it out of landscape elements such as stones or gravel. In 1985 Ranney began to photograph the Nazca Lines, a series of geoglyphs in southern Peru created by the Nazca culture some 2,000 years ago. These enigmatic ancient artworks have perplexed archaeologists and inspired visual artists for decades. Even though the geoglyphs are most clearly seen from the air, Ranney chose to capture them from the ground, an unusual vantage point that makes his work especially compelling. The Lines, the first publication to center around a sequence of Ranney’s photographs, presents these images along with an essay by Lippard that situates them within the wider context of contemporary art. The book, including a few copies signed by Ranney, is for sale onsite and online.

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