Glories of the Old Masters

Course #2100003
Susan Raggio

This class meets in the Great Hall at the Metropolitan Museum in front of the vase of flowers to the right of the Main staircase.

Please remember to wear comfortable shoes. We will be walking between galleries in the museum and will be on our feet for the majority of the class.

Please plan to arrive at our designated meeting location 5-10 minutes before the class starts. We will begin class promptly at 2:30 PM.

  • 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.