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PASSINGS: Karin Higa, William C. Lowe, Ike Skelton

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Karin Higa

Expert in Asian American art

Karin Higa, 47, a specialist in Asian American art who worked for nearly a decade and a half as a curator at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, died Tuesday at her home in L.A., said Russell Ferguson, her husband.

Ferguson, a professor in the art department at UCLA, said his wife had been diagnosed with cancer in February.

Higa worked as a curator at the Japanese American National Museum from 1992 to 2006, rising to the rank of senior curator of art. She had recently been named a curator for the Hammer Museum's "Made in L.A." Biennial for 2014 but was forced to...

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