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Adrian Piper interview, 1991

Withers, Josephine

Educator, Art historian


Collection Information

Size: 15 Pages, Transcript; Sound recording: 4 Cassettes

Summary: An interview of Adrian Piper conducted by Josephine Withers, 1991[ month and day unidentified]. Withers conducted the interview as part of her research for an unpublished book Musing about the Muse. No further date beyond 1991 is known.

Biographical/Historical Note

Adrian Piper (1948-) is a conceptual artist and philosopher. She taught philosophy at numerous institutions and was the first female African American philosophy professor to receive academic tenure in the United States. Piper moved to Berlin, Germany in 2005 where she now runs the Adrian Piper Research Archive (APRA). In 2012, Piper "publicly retired from being Black."


Donated 2005 by Josephine Withers.

Language Note

English .

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How to Cite This Collection

Adrian Piper interview, 1991. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.