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Alumna Trustee Audrey Flack (A'51) honored at Rutgers University

POSTED ON: March 6, 2012

Audrey Flack (A'51), "Chanel" (detail), 1974

Audrey Flack (A'51), "Chanel" (detail), 1974

Congratulations to Cooper alumna and trustee Audrey Flack (A'51) who has been honored with two exhibitions at Rutgers University. Her paintings will be displayed at the Mason Gross Museum Galleries and her prints and works on paper will be on view at the Douglas Library through June, 2012. Mrs. Flack has also been awarded a visiting professorship and and will be delivering a public lecture on April 3, 2012, sponsored by the Institute for Women in Art at Rutgers.

Mrs Flack will also be honored by the Pennsylvania Academy of Art, which will present her an honorary doctorate this year. They have asked her to deliver the commencement address at their annual commencement ceremony on May 11, 2012.

  • 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.