Hejduk Sculptures & Photo Exhibition Featured on NY1

POSTED ON: April 3, 2017

Screenshot of John Hejduk sculptures outside The Cooper Union via NY1

The cable news channel NY1 featured a two-minute spot on the John Hejduk Works/Jan Palach Memorial exhibition. Comprised of two 23-foot-tall structures outside the Foundation Building, as well as an exhibition in the Arthur A. Houghton Jr. Gallery of other Hejduk built works as photographed by Hélène Binet.

The NY1 spot features Steven Hillyer, director of the The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture Archive, speaking about meaning of building the works to The Cooper Union, where John Hejduk both graduated (AR'50) and taught, becoming dean of the school of architecture from 1975 to 2000.

"To be able to celebrate his work at The Cooper Union anytime is an amazing thing but to be able to do it this way is off the charts," Steven Hillyer says.

  • 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.