Diane Lewis Memorial

May 07, 2017

Diane Lewis in Piazza San Marco, Venice. Photo by Anita Seiff.

A memorial for Diane Lewis will be held on Monday, June 26 in the Lewis Theater of the Guggenheim Museum. A reception will follow at the Burden Mansion. An RSVP is necessary. Please email dianelewismemorial@gmail.com to confirm attendance and for additional details.

To view Dean Nader Tehrani's letter to the community honoring Diane, click here.

  • 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.