Do Good Green-Wood

Tue, Sep 17, 12am - Wed, Sep 25, 2013 12am

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Henry Bergh Mausoleum at the Green-Wood Cemetery. Brooklyn, New York 2013

Henry Bergh Mausoleum at the Green-Wood Cemetery. Brooklyn, New York 2013


41 Cooper Square, LL1
New York, NY 10003

Open Tuesday - Saturday, 11am - 6pm.
Closed Sundays and Mondays.

An exhibition to celebrate the the philosophical notion of altruism and the 175th anniversary of Green-Wood Cemetery at the Cooper Union. Showcasing a selection of philanthropists interred at Green-Wood Cemetery, Do Good Green-Wood provides a closer look into the history and physical representation of each philanthropist's designated space at the Green-Wood Cemetery. Providing access, as a philosophical objective, is the agent that binds this exhibition with Peter Cooper's mission for the college, as well as the philanthropists interred in Green-Wood Cemetery's mausoleums.  Creative research and an assortment of artifacts and realized projects help represent each individual and question, what it means to leave a legacy. 

Exhibtion design by Troy Kreiner. 


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.