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Lynda Hartigan

Lynda Hartigan

Lynda Hartigan is the The James B. and Mary Lou Hawkes Chief Curator at PEM. Her expertise is in American and global art and culture and, increasingly, in other disciplines, from the performing and literary arts to the sciences. Prior to joining PEM in 2003, Hartigan was chief curator of the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) in Washington, D.C.

Cows grazing among sculptor Alexander Calder stabile structures outside his home. (Photo by Gjon Mili/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

On the road with Calder

“Wake up, Lynda, it’s time to go.” About an hour later, we’re on the road. It’s 1977 and the group includes the legendary curator (and my mentor) Walter Hopps, Jean …


Black to the future

Galleries painted, platforms placed: check Mannequins and clothes unpacked and installed: check Design and lighting effects working: check Labels produced: check Outfit for opening party selected: still thinking… We’re in …