Bornstein Delivers 2022 Couper Lecture

By Kristin Strohmeyer

Please join us Wednesday, April 13th 4:15 p.m. in the Taylor Science Center Kennedy Auditorium (G027) as Artist and graphic designer Stephen Bornstein will present the Richard W. Couper Lecture for 2022. Bornstein's journey took him from the Kerista commune of New York's lower east side, into close friendships with Allen Ginsberg and Peter Orlovsky, as well as considerable interaction with Neal Cassady, Ken Kesey, and Gregory Corso. Bornstein's masterwork, a 160 foot long scroll painting illustrating the Tibetan Book of the Dead, is now in the special collections of Burke Library. Bornstein will discuss his life, work, art, and time spent at Ginsberg's commune East Hill Farm in Cherry Valley, New York. Come enjoy an afternoon with one of the Beats!

Please feel free to join us via Zoom Webinar! 

This annual lecture honors Hamilton alumnus and trustee Richard “Dick” Couper ’44 for his commitment and contributions to Hamilton College and the Phi Beta Kappa Society, the oldest academic honorary society in America. Sponsored by LITS and Phi Beta Kappa.

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