NEO NEW YORK | Exhibition

Saturday, February 15, 2014, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Sunday, February 16, 2014, 12:00pm - 6:00pm

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NEO NEW YORK, a week-long series of lectures and mini-classes where 30 students from the U.S. and abroad have worked on projects with creative professionals, will display the results of participant's work in an exhibition.  Founded by two School of Art seniors, Troy Kreiner and Rachel Mendelsohn, "Neo New York" provides the workshops free of charge with a goal of facilitating, "students who desire innovation while navigating through digital noise, image saturation, millions of comments, and billions of likes." You can see the results of this first-ever experimental learning experience at the final exhibition.

Located in the 41 Cooper Gallery, located in 41 Cooper Square, on Third Avenue between 6th and 7th Streets.

  • 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.