NYT, Jezebel & Others Praise "We Dissent"

POSTED ON: November 26, 2018

"We Dissent" installation view by Marget Long

"We Dissent" installation view by Marget Long

We Dissent, the exhibition in 41 Cooper Square Gallery featuring feminist ephemera, has gotten significant media coverage in the past weeks. The New York Times features it as one of 10 Under-the-Radar Art Shows to See Now. Roberta Smith, co-chief art critic of the Times, calls it "intimate and inspiring."

Haley Mlotek went for a tour with co-curators Stéphanie Jeanjean and Alexander Tochilovsky, writing about her experience in a personal essay for Jezebel titled, 'We Dissent' and the Making of Feminist Memory.

AIGA Eye on Design likewise features the co-curators in a piece called The Revolution Will Be Archived

The exhibition, free and open to the public, closes Sunday, December 2.

  • 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.