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Nov 27 & 29 Opening Receptions

Tue, Nov 27, 2018 6pm - Sat, Dec 1, 2018 8pm

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Mavis Figuls, senior presentation
Mavis Figuls, senior presentation

Opening Tuesday 27 November, 6-8pm

Senior Show

Mavis Figuls, The Whole World is Flat!, 7th Floor Lobby

Student Shows

Exchange, The Exhibition is Cancelled, 1st Floor Colonnade, opening night only Nov 29, 6-8pm

Art of the Book, 2nd Floor Lobby, on view through Dec 8

Experimental Printmaking, 5th Floor Lobby


Exhibitions on view Nov 28 - Dec 1, Tuesday - Saturday, 11am - 7pm

Located at 7 East 7th Street, 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.