Apr 17 Opening Receptions

April 17, 2018

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senior presentation, Waseem Nafisi

Opening Tuesday 17 April, 6-8pm

Senior Shows

Jacob Jackmauh, Parade Day, 1st Floor Colonnade

Naomi Lisiki, Pieces Entrangéres, 2nd Floor Lobby

Waseem Nafisi, Life in the Day, 6th Floor Lobby

Isaiah Davis, Free, 7th Floor Lobby

Ella da Buck and Taya Serrao, 41 Cooper Gallery

Student Show

Justin Usher and Lou Smizzy with a performance by Jhakai Deshong and work by Jermaine I. Carter, 4 Lane Domain, Great Hall Gallery


Exhibitions on view Apr 17 - Apr 21, Tuesday - Saturday, 11am - 7pm

Located at 7 East 7th Street, between Third and Fourth Avenues

  • 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.