A Free, Public Lecture by Artist Sara VanDerBeek A'98

Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 6 - 7:30pm

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'Concrete Forms' (2015) by Sara VanDerBeek. Image courtesy of the artist

'Concrete Forms' (2015) by Sara VanDerBeek. Image courtesy of the artist

The Spring 2016 Henry Wolf Chair in Photography Lecture will be delivered by Sara VanDerBeek A'98, best known for photographing sculptures of her own making.

It will be held in the Peter Cooper Suite, in The Foundation Building and is open to the public.

Sara VanDerBeek lives and works in New York. Recent projects include solo exhibitions at the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, NL. She has also had solo exhibitions at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, the Whitney Museum of American Art, Metro Pictures, New York, Fondazione Memmo, Rome, Altman-Siegel, San Francisco, and The Approach, London. Her work has also been included in various group exhibitions including: Photo Poetics: An Anthology, Guggenheim, New York, Amazement Park: Stan, Sara and Johannes VanDerBeek at the Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs, New York, and Knights Move, Sculpture Center, New York, as well as The Museum of Modern Art’s annual exhibition, New Photography in 2009.

Located at 7 East 7th Street, between Third and Fourth Avenues

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.