The Rhoda Lubalin Fellowship Exhibition

Tue, Feb 7, 6pm - Thu, Feb 16, 2017 8pm

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"Type High is an exhibition of experiments in dimensional design and typography, an exploration of the space between letterforms and sculpture.”  —Michael Prisco and Helen Sywalski, Rhoda Lubalin Fellows

The Rhoda Lubalin Fellowship is awarded annually to a selected rising senior student within the Cooper Union School of Art who has excelled in the field of graphic design.

Endowed in 1987 by Mrs. Rhoda Lubalin in honor of her husband, Herb Lubalin, the Fellowship is a research-based project that uses the Lubalin Center collection as an entry point. Students are granted a small stipend and special access to the center while they work with the Curator and Archive Coordinator to execute a unique project that will make a lasting commitment to the Herb Lubalin Study Center.

The culmination of their project is presented in an exhibition or public event.


Located in the 41 Cooper Gallery, located in 41 Cooper Square, on Third Avenue between 6th and 7th Streets.

  • 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.