On May 15th, 2009 Touro College Sunset branch in Brooklyn acquired the painting “Art Gallery” by Cuban American Artist Jose Acosta. The painting will be displayed at the Touro College Sunset branch, as this is the branch with the largest population of Hispanic students.
Jose Acosta was awarded an Honorary Diploma by Touro College on this day by Millie Colon the Director of Touro College Sunset branch. In Attendance were Dr. Arturo Alvarez, Dr. Hernando Merchand, Dr. Elelis Pena, Numerous Students and the Press.
Jose Acosta is a Cuban-American Artist. Born in San Jose Cuba 1966 currently lives in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. with his Family. Jose has made great strides in America. His works are in many Private and Public Collections. Jose creates booth Paintings & Sculpture. Most recently his works were added to the collection of The World Bank Art Program, United Cerebral Palsy, Healthy Families, Touro College and also The University of Pennsylvania Art Collection. Jose is included in “Antologia de Pintores Hispano-Americanos” 2009 and his painting “Celebration” will be on the cover.
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