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Summer Art Intensive Exhibition 2018

Wed, Aug 1, 4pm - Wed, Aug 15, 2018 5pm

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Student work from the Summer Art Intensive
Student work from the Summer Art Intensive

See works by the students of the Cooper Union Pre-college Summer Art Intensive program and visit the open studios of the 2018 Artists in Residence, including...

  • Rachelle Dang
  • Rachael Gorchov
  • Sara Murphy
  • Theresa Sterner
  • Zach Trow

The Cooper Union Summer Art Intensive helps high school students prepare a portfolio for college applications, worthy of top undergraduate programs. Guest Artists in Residence offer a close-up view of professional practice in action. The program culminates with a student exhibition, a publication of art and writings, and a public animation screening with a reception in Cooper’s Great Hall.

Special Events Wednesday, August 1st

Presentations by Artists in Residence (1 - 3 pm, Rose Auditorium, 41 Cooper Square)
Student animation screening and poetry reading (3 - 4 pm, Rose Auditorium, 41 Cooper Square)
Opening Reception (4 pm, The Great Hall, Foundation Building)

Exhibition Location

Floors 2, 5, 6 and 6th Artist Studios, Foundation Building, 7 East 7th street, NY

Exhibition Hours

Open Monday through Thursday, 9 am - 5 pm. Buildings are closed Friday through Sunday.

The Cooper Union Summer Art Intensive Program is profoundly grateful to Jeffrey and Paula Gural for establishing the Jeffrey and Paula Gural Summer Art Intensive Scholarships.

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.