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Salon: Printed Matter

Wednesday, November 4, 2015, 6:30 - 8pm

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Amos Mac, photographer, writer, and co-founder of Original Plumbing, the quarterly publication documenting the culture of transgender men, and Bring Your Own Body co-curator Jeanne Vaccaro facilitate a pop-up salon on transgender printed matter. The Bring Your Own Body library contains Transvestia (1960-1980) by pioneer Virginia Prince, ephemera belonging to The Transsexual Menace, and newsletters like The Society for the Second Self, examples of transgender organizing and community formation in the pre-digital era. 

Located in the 41 Cooper Gallery, located in 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.