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Memorial for Associate Professor Paula Harper
Recently retired Associate Professor of Art and Art History Paula Harper passed away on June 3 of complications from a rare skin cancer.
Harper was at the vanguard of feminist art and art history, examining masterpieces from a feminist perspective and helping to conceptualize Womanhouse, an influential 1972 art installation hailed as "the cradle of feminist art." Harper joined the faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences in 1983 and taught courses on contemporary art.
She was an expert on several artists including Daumier and Christo, and she co-authored Pissarro: His Life and Work with Ralph Shikes. Harper was a regular contributor to the magazine Art in America with her “Report from Miami” series and she was influential in Miami's transformation into a global destination for moden art.
Harper's friends and colleagues will hold a memorial for her at noon on July 20 at the Wolfsonian, 1001 Washington Ave. in Miami Beach. Faculty, students and the public are invited to attend.
Read Harper's obituary in the New York Times
Read Harper's obituary in the Miami Herald
June 13, 2012