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The Interdisciplinary Seminar: Henry Taylor

Monday, March 3, 2014, 7 - 10pm

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Work by Henry Taylor

Work by Henry Taylor

A Los Angeles-based artist, Taylor discusses his recent work. Populated with African American subjects, his paintings display a fluid exchange between history and the present, the personal and popular culture, activating multiple emotional and psychological levels.

Talks are free and open to the public. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please plan to arrive at least 10 minutes prior.

The Spring 2014 Interdisciplinary Seminar is part of the Robert Lehman Visiting Artist Program at The Cooper Union.  We are grateful for major funding support from the Robert Lehman Foundation.

Located in the Frederick P. Rose Auditorium, at 41 Cooper Square (on Third Avenue between 6th and 7th Streets)

  • 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.