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Adrian Piper papers, 1966-1990

Creator:
Piper, Adrian, 1948-
Subject:
Alloway, Lawrence
Buchanan, Nancy
LeWitt, Sol
Lippard, Lucy R.
Mayer, Rosemary
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
10.0 linear ft.
Arrangement:
I. Materials regarding Piper's art career, 1968-1988, boxes 1 to 3. II. materials regarding Pipers philosophy career, 1979-1987, boxes 4 to 7. III. personal papers, 1965-1990, boxes 8 to 10.
Access Note / Rights:
ACCESS RESTRICTED; written permission required.
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
Papers related to Piper's dual careers as conceptual artist and philosophy instructor. Personal letters and financial material are also included.
Papers related to Piper's art career include correspondence, 1968-1988, with editors, curators, critics and others regarding museum and gallery exhibitions, lectures, and panel discussions, and publications by and about Piper, mainly concerned with race and gender in art. Correspondents include Lawrence Alloway, Nancy Buchanan, Nina Felshin, Hans Haacke, Donald Kuspit, Sol Lewitt, Lucy Lippard, Rosemary Mayer, William Olander (The New York Museum), Philip Redican, Sam Samore, Terry Wolferton, and others. Subject files on the American Association of Museums, the National Endowment for the Arts panels and the New York State Council on the arts, and printed material including exhibition announcements and clippings are also included.
Philosophy career related papers include correspondence, 1974-1987, kept while teaching at the University of Michigan, Stanford University, and Georgetown University; and graduate school class notes, many with sketches. Personal papers include letters, 1965-1990, from friends and family; and financial material such as tax returns and household expenses.
Citation:
Adrian Piper papers, 1966-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Conceptual artist, philosophy professor; b. 1948.
Language Note:
Some letters are in German.
Provenance:
Donated 1990 by Adrian Piper.
Theme:
Women
WAAND
African American
Lives of American Artists
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
African American women artists
Art and race
Conceptual artists
Educators
Sketches
Women artists
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10815
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214551
AAA_collcode_pipeadri
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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