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Beckwith Lecture: Raquel Gutiérrez

About the Event


Feb 9, 2023, 6 – 8pm



Raquel Gutiérrez is an arts critic/writer, poet and educator. Their book of essays, Brown Neon, was just published in June 2022 by Coffee House Press. Born and raised in Los Angeles Gutiérrez credits the queer and feminist DIY post-punk ‘zine culture of the 1990s plus Los Angeles County and Getty paid arts internships with introducing her/them to the various vibrant art and music scenes and communities throughout Southern California. Gutiérrez is a 2021 recipient of the Rabkin Prize in Arts Journalism, as well as a 2017 recipient of the The Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant. Gutiérrez teaches in the Oregon State University-Cascades Low Residency Creative Writing MFA Program and calls Tucson, Arizona home

The Leo and Betty Beckwith Lecture series was established in 1978 to bring artists and cultural thinkers at the leading edge of contemporary art to the SMFA at Tufts community.