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Mar 20 Opening Receptions

Tue, Mar 20, 6pm - Sat, Mar 24, 2018 8pm

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Senior presentation, Ida Pruitt
Senior presentation, Ida Pruitt

Opening Tuesday 20 March, 6-8pm

Senior Shows

Claire Calvert, Hot Orange Orbs (squeezed between the river and the tracks), 1st Floor Colonnade

Ta-Shea Brown, Sound of the Matriarch, 5th Floor Lobby

Lauren Howie, Nun-Dal-Waw, 6th Floor Lobby

Ida Pruitt, Lapse, 7th Floor Lobby

Alfred R. Dudley III, Foreground, 41 Cooper Gallery

Student Shows

Digby Martinek Clark and Liliana Hendrickx, Great hall Gallery

Dempzil Chavian and Dan Foster, 2nd Floor Hallway Display Cases

Class Shows

Experimental Narratives a process, Prof. Jon Key, 2nd Floor Lobby

Exhibitions on view Mar 20 - Mar 24, Tuesday - Saturday, 11am - 7pm

  • 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.