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How Do We Look? Photographs by Engineering Students

Sun, Dec 2, 12am - Sat, Dec 8, 2012 12am

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What happens when talented engineers are challenged to draw from their scientific mindsets and express themselves artistically? The end result is both calculating and fascinating. Featuring the distortion of time and space, students of the Albert Nerken School of Engineering produced artistic portfolios that illustrate both their creativity and technical training and, ultimately, how they view themselves and the world.

Gallery Hours: everyday 12 PM to 8 PM


Located in the Arthur A. Houghton Jr. Gallery, 7 East 7th Street, 2nd Floor, 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.