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Mar 27 Opening Receptions

Tue, Mar 27, 6pm - Sat, Mar 31, 2018 8pm

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Senior presentation, Christopher Coryat with India Armstrong
Senior presentation, Christopher Coryat with India Armstrong

Opening Tuesday 27 March, 6-8pm

Senior Shows

Olivia Hagerty and Victor Sylva, Sid and Avery, 1st Floor Colonnade

Christopher Coryat with India Armstrong, All Down but Nine, 2nd Floor Lobby

Oskar Russakis, Night School, 6th Floor Lobby

Maya Ramos, S P R E A D E A G L E, 7th Floor Lobby

Joel Polanco and Xavier Polanco, 41 Cooper Gallery

Student Shows

Ben Werther and Grace Volinsky, Great Hall Gallery

Printmaking, 5th Floor Lobby

Exhibitions on view Mar 27 - Mar 31, 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.