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Thursday, February 20, 2014, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

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The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture


Oliver Herring

The work of Oliver Herring has been the subject solo exhibitions at the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston; the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC; MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Frye Art Museum, Seattle; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland; and the Museum of Modern Art, New York, among many others. In 2009, the Tang Museum at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York featured Me Us Them, a 15-year survey of Herring’s work curated by Ian Berry. His TASK performances and parties have been held at museums, universities, and other spaces all over the world. In 2005 Herring was featured on the nationally-broadcast PBS program Art 21.

RM 315F at 6:30PM


  • 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.