Richard Knox: In the Details

Sunday, October 20, 2013, 3 - 5pm

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Photo credit: John H. Busch.

Photo credit: John H. Busch.

Richard Knox, Cooper Union School of Art alum, shop technician, artist and friend, passed away on July 4th 2013. For over two decades he mentored artists, architects, makers and thinkers during their time in the Sculpture Shop. Richard was a dedicated artist and a meticulous craftsperson. As students and colleagues will attest, he approached each problem with a unique creative intensity.   

An exhibition of Richard’s work will be held in the Arthur A. Houghton Jr. Gallery of the Cooper Union from October 19th through November 8th, 2013.  A celebration of his life and work will be held in the gallery on Sunday, the 20th of October from 3pm to 5pm. A reception will follow in the Sculpture Shop on the 4th floor. In the spirit of community, the shop reception will be potluck, with hotdogs and drinks provided.  

Exhibition Dates:

Reception: October 20 from 3-5pm

Saturday, October 19 through Friday, November 8

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 12-7pm

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Located in the Arthur A. Houghton Jr. Gallery, 7 East 7th Street, 2nd Floor, between Third and Fourth Avenues

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