Adrian Piper interview

Collection ID:
Withers, Josephine
Piper, Adrian, 1948-
Physical Description:
15 Pages
4 Cassettes
Sound recording

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
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 Withers conducted the interview as part of her research for an unpublished book Musing about the Muse.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
Biographical / Historical
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."
Josephine Withers (1938-) is an art historian and a professor emerita of art history at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 2005 by Josephine Withers.

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