Art of the Book

Tue, Dec 1, 6pm - Sat, Dec 12, 2015 8pm

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An exhibition by Professor Margaret Morton's Art of the Book class in the 2nd floor lobby of the Foundation Building. 

Work by Alex Brindis, Antara Morfe, Brianna Leatherbury, Chiara Barlow, Deanna Maffeo, Evan O'Connor, Emma Brown, Jackson Stack, Kalle Wadzinski, Lauren Bishop, Maja Griffin, Marvin ‘Nick’ Cano, Morgan Roslyn, Roni Aviv, Samantha Ritchie and Trine Struwe Hansen

Opening Reception on Tuesday 1 December, 6pm - 8pm

The exhibition will be on view through December 12, 2015, 11am - 6pm

  • 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.