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OPENING: Menschel Fellowship Exhibition 2011

Tuesday, November 15, 2011, 6 - 8pm

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011
6:00 - 8:00pm

Menschel Fellowship Exhibition 2011

Projects in Art, Architecture, and Engineering from the 2011 recipients of the Benjamin J. Menschel Fellowship.

Rachael Browning (ART) + Sean Gaffney (ARCH)
Mauricio Cortes (ART) + Laura Genes (ARCH)
Jessica Helen Russell (ARCH)
Julien Caubel (ENG)

6th & 7th Floor Lobbies, Foundation Building

  • 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.