Carol Hepper Collection

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MA 043

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Carol Hepper Collection


  • 1982-2006 (Accumulation)


2.30 linear feet (3 boxes)

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Biographical history

Born in 1953, Carol Hepper was brought up in McLaughlin, South Dakota, and received a B.S. in 1975 from South Dakota State University. She gained national prominence through her inclusion in the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum's 1983 exhibition, New Perspectives in American Art, and moved to New York City in 1985. Her work has also been exhibited at the Orlando Art Museum, Worcester Art Museum, Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum, The Phillips Collection, Walter art Center, and the Art Gallery of Western Australia. Her work is represented in collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Detroit Institute of Arts, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and the Dannheisser Foundation, among others. Carol Hepper has been Visiting Lecturer at Brandeis University, Princeton University, the Maryland Art Institute, Rhode Island School of Design, and the School of Visual Arts.

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Composed mainly of gallery invitations, exhibition catalogs, reviews and some press material related to the career of Carol Hepper.

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Open. Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only. Researchers conducting extensive research are asked to make an advance appointment to access archival material. Please call or e-mail prior to visiting the collection and indicate as much detail as possible about a particular topic and intended use.

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South Dakota State University supports access to the materials, published and unpublished, in its collections. Nonetheless, access to some items may be restricted as a result of their fragile condition or by contractual agreements with donors.

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  • English

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Miscellaneous Units, Helen J. Van Zante Endowment Collection
South Dakota State University Archives, South Dakota State University, Brookings, S.D.
Call Number: UA 50.8

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MA 43

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