Tue, Feb 5, 12am - Fri, Feb 8, 2013 12am

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Winter 2013 Exhibition

From the Letterpress Studio at The Cooper Union

February 5 - 8, 2013
2nd Floor Lobby, Foundation Building

Opening reception: Tuesday, February 5, 6 - 8pm

INDEX: Silhouette. Inside Outside. Security, Structure, Surveillance. Fate and Coincidence. A Question of Beauty. Elephant in the Room. Spear to Fork. Flashpoint.

An Artist Book: One volume, Five editions, Thirty-two entries.

The Outreach Winter Pre-College Program offers a 5-week Mixed-Media Guest Artist Series to thirty-two outstanding New York City area high school students. This year students were introduced to the theme "Index" with a trip to the Museum of Natural History. The students collaborated in eight teams of four, creating idiosyncratic categories to index their images as information. The student groups were responsible to print and bind an artist book of relief prints in an edition of five, with one all-inclusive Cooper Union held volume, recording the 32 individual entries.

The Saturday Outreach Program is profoundly grateful to the Jaques & Natasha Gelman Trust for its support, and gratefully acknowledges its other donors: Altman Foundation, Richard & Jeane Coyne Family Foundation, Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.


  • 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.