Book Club: My Avant-Garde Education by Bernard Cooper

August 20, 2015, 6:00 pm

Join the museum’s Reading Under the Roof Cloud book club in the Martha Stecher Reed Library for a discussion of Bernard Cooper’s, My Avant-Garde Education. 

Book Club: My Avant-Garde Education by Bernard Cooper

August 20, 2015, 6:00 pm

Join the museum’s Reading Under the Roof Cloud book club in the Martha Stecher Reed Library for a discussion of Bernard Cooper’s, My Avant-Garde Education, a wry and beautifully observed memoir about coming of age in the era of conceptual art.

Growing up in the suburbs—confused about his sexuality, about his consumer-oriented world, about the death of his older brother—Bernard Cooper falls in love with Pop Art and sets off for the California Institute of the Arts, the center of the burgeoning field of conceptual art, where he encounters Allan Kaprow and John Baldessari. Among his many writing credits, Cooper served as the art critic for Los Angeles Magazine for six years. Discussion will include a tour of conceptual works in the museum’s collection.

My Avant-Garde Education is available in the Shop: $26.95

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