Classes will begin on time and administrative offices will open on time on Thursday, March 5. We will continue to monitor the weather and its potential impact on the safety of our faculty, staff and students and will update the community as needed. Please use your best judgment, based on your own circumstances, in deciding whether you can travel safely to campus.
Benjamin Binstock specializes in Northern Baroque and Renaissance Art, Art Historiography, and Theory. He received his Ph.D. from Columbia University and has taught there, at New York University, and CUNY. His recent book Vermeer's Family Secrets: Genius, Discovery, and the Unknown Apprentice (Routledge: 2009) offers a revisionist account of Vermeer's art and life, including his controversial claim that Vermeer's eldest daughter painted several works attributed to her father. He is presently working on a radical revision of Rembrandt's oeuvre in relation to his students. His work was the subject of a day-long conference at New York University in May of 2013.
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.