Rhoda Lubalin Design Fellowship Exhibition: Professio Apis Mellifera

Tue, Oct 30, 2012 12am - Fri, Nov 16, 2012 12am

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Rhoda Lubalin Design Fellowship Exhibition 2012:
Julie Harris, Masami Kubo, J.D. Amber, W.B. Black
Professio Apis Mellifera
November 6 - 16, 2011

Opening Reception and Performance: Tuesday, November 6, 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.

Recipients of the Rhoda Lubalin Design Fellowship:
Julie Harris (ART) + Masami Kubo (ART)
J.D. Amber (President of the DIAMD) + W.B. Black (Chairman of the DIAMD)

Open daily, Tuesday - Saturday, 11:00am - 6:00pm


The Rhoda Lubalin Fellowship is awarded annually to a selected rising senior student within the Cooper Union School of Art who has excelled in the field of graphic design.

Endowed in 1987 by Mrs. Rhoda Lubalin in honor of her husband, Herb Lubalin, the Fellowship is a research-based project that uses the Lubalin Center collection as an entry point. Students are granted a small stipend and special access to the center while they work with the Curator and Archive Coordinator to execute a unique project that will make a lasting commitment to the Herb Lubalin Study Center.
The culmination of their project is presented in an exhibition or public event.



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