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Amber Harper

Amber Harper

Art History
M.A., Modern Art: Critical and Curatorial Studies, Columbia University, 2015


Amber Harper is a PhD student studying the early-twentieth century, the historic avant-garde, the Frankfurt School, and the relationship between the histories of art and film. Amber completed a master's degree in art history at Columbia University in 2015. Her master's thesis focused on the critic Walter Benjamin and the circles of artists he was in touch with during the 1920s and 30s. Before coming to Stanford, Amber was an Assistant Curator at The Drawing Center in New York where she helped organize exhibitions of work by Neo Rauch, Terry Winters, Eddie Martinez, Judith Bernstein, Cecily Brown, Amy Sillman, and others. In 2017, Amber curated the exhibition Raha Raissnia: Alluvius at The Drawing Center. Also in New York, Amber was a Curatorial Research Assistant at the Whitney Museum of American Art (2014–15) and completed internships at The Museum of Modern Art (2011), the New Museum of Contemporary Art (2013), and the Morgan Library and Museum (2014).