OPENING: Professio Apis Mellifera

Tuesday, November 6, 2012, 6 - 9pm

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Rhoda Lubalin Design Fellowship Exhibition 2012:
Julie Harris, Masami Kubo, J.D. Amber, W.B. Black
Professio Apis Mellifera

Opening Reception and Performance: Tuesday, October 30, 6:00 - 9:00pm
Jaques and Natasha Gelman Foyer, 41 Cooper Square, LL1

Professio Apis Mellifera ("Art of the Honeybee") is an exhibition created through the perspective of the Department of Integrated Apis Mellifera Developments (DIAMD). Ambitions of the DIAMD are to inform the public about the wisdom and importance of Honeybees, instilling a collective reverence toward them. This exhibition is the culmination of the Rhoda Lubalin Fellowship and will include graphic design, furniture, sculpture, and performance.

  • 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.