Jan 26 Opening Reception

Tue, Jan 26, 6pm - Sat, Jan 30, 2016 8pm

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Alien

Works by Maris Berkowitz, Graham Birge, Galen Dekemper, Ben Duax, Brady Gunnell, Anna Hieronymus, and James Orlando

Curated by Stefany Lazar

Opening Tuesday 26 January, 6-8pm

Great Hall Gallery

The Cooper Union, Foundation Building, 7 East 7th Street, NYC

On view through January 30, 2016

  • 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.