2023 Menschel Fellowship Exhibition

Tue, Feb 6, 6pm - Thu, Feb 22, 2024 6pm

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On Air

Exhibition catalog cover designed by Julia Kim A'25

This annual exhibition presents works related to the Benjamin Menschel Fellowships granted to selected Cooper Union students to further work on interdisciplinary projects related to art, architecture, design, and engineering. "Though each project was completely independent from the others, the fellows identified 'On Air' as a title that illuminated a common thread in their work," notes Buck Wanner, program director.

This year's fellows and projects feature works all by School of Art students, including: 

"Artist’s work — Lead in Le travail de l’artiste — Discours d’introduction" by Dylan Clark A’25 which explores media production in Burkina Faso. 

"Two Spoon Carvers and a Dancer" by Stella Martone A’24, Eva Rodríguez Langevin A’24, and Rita Ross A’24 which focuses on rebuilding a connection with nature and responding to urban climate concerns. 

"Catching Orbital Debris (The Ohio Suite)" by Jacksun Bein A’24 which investigates American Prison Museums. 

"Entoptic Phenomena and the Sublime: Research En Plein-Air" by Mylean Raeder A’24 which explores perception and representation through landscape painting.

See images from the exhibition.

Opening: February 6, 6 pm to 8 pm

Gallery hours: Daily from 11 am to 5 pm 


Located in the 41 Cooper Gallery, located in 41 Cooper Square, on Third Avenue between 6th and 7th Streets.

  • 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.