Cooper Union School of Art at the 2014 Whitney Biennial

December 19, 2013

Photograph by Ed Lederman

Photograph by Ed Lederman

Alumni Ken Okiishi (A'01) and Uri Aran (A'03), Adjunct Professor Pam Lins, and next semester's Visiting Artist Alexandro Segade (as a part of the collective My Barbarian) have been selected to participate in the upcoming Whitney Biennial. Featuring 103 artists and collectives from across the United States, the exhibition will be held at the Whitney Museum of American Art from March 7 to May 25th, 2014 - and will be the last in the iconic Marcel Breuer building at Madison Avenue and 75th Street.

  • 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.