Background 19

April 25 - April 28, 2017

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Background 19   

The Cooper Union BSU presents

BACKGROUND 19: Works by Black Cooper Union Student's and Alumni

Curated by Alfred Dudley III

Location: 41 Cooper Gallery at 41 Cooper Square

Work by the following artists:

   Ariel Jackson

   Christian Martin

   Firelei Baez

   Maja Griffin

   Jasper Marsalis

   Devin Kenny

  Jairo Sosa

  Antara Morfe

  Andrew Ross

 Jhakai DeShong

 Miles Thomas

  Atisha Fordyce

 William Villalongo

 Julian Jefferson

 Lauren Howie

 Ian Burnley

 Mark Gibson

 Christian Noelle

 Justin Usher

  • 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.