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Mar 26 Opening Receptions

Tue, Mar 26, 6pm - Sat, Mar 30, 2019 8pm

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senior presentation, Isabella De Matteo
senior presentation, Isabella De Matteo

Opening Tuesday 26 March, 6-8pm

Senior Shows

Griffin Courtney, 2nd Floor Lobby

Maria Scrudato, 5th Floor Lobby

Omar Wiseman, 6th Floor Lobby

Isabella De Matteo, winsomeloving, 7th Floor Lobby

Student Show

Emily Manwaring, Jermaine Carter, Sydney Vernon and Kayla Muldrow, Exploration of Identity, Great Hall Gallery

Willa Cosinuke and Juan Garcia, 1st Floor Colonnade

And Then Some: Works by African American Cooper Union Students and Alumni, co-curated by Jhakai Deshong and Sydney Vernon, Arthur A. Houghton Gallery

Exhibitions on view Mar 27 - Mar 30, Wednesday - 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.