Please be advised that, due to weather conditions, The Cooper Union will close today, Monday, at 1 p.m., and will remain closed all day tomorrow, Tuesday. Classes beginning before 1 p.m. today should be dismissed at 1 p.m. Classes starting at 1 p.m. or later are canceled. Administrative offices will close at 1 p.m. today and be closed tomorrow. Staff in security, housing, and buildings and grounds should confirm schedules with their supervisors. A decision about Wednesday's schedule will be posted by 9 p.m. Tuesday. Please watch email or see this website for updates. The add/drop period will be extended through the end of day on Tuesday February 3rd.

Fastest Route to the Finest Art

Course #2100005
Merrily Kerr

SESSION 1, September 24
Just outside the entrance to the David Zwirner Gallery (wait inside if raining) 525 west 19th St. (between 10th Ave. and West Side Highway).

SESSION 2, October 1
Just outside Sperone Westwatch Gallery, 257 Bowery (between Stanton and East Houston).

SESSION 3, October 15
Lobby of 745 Fifth Avenue between 57th and 58th Streets (east side of the avenue) just in front of the revolving doors.

SESSION 4, October 29
Lobby of 508 West 26th Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues (south side of street).

Please dress appropriately for the weather and wear comfortable clothing/shoes. We will be walking outside between galleries and will be on our feet for the full two-hour class.

Please plan to arrive at our designated meeting location 5-10 minutes before the class starts. We will move on to the first gallery promptly at 11am.


  • 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.