Over 500 scholars signed an open letter to reinstate the exhibition, which was postponed in consideration of the ongoing war in Ukraine.
What to Do (Online) This Week: Talks About Art, Race and Public Space, and More
This week, join an exciting range of artists, historians, and curators for conversations about art and culture — all from the very same couch where you’ve been falling asleep after one too many deep dives into conspiracy theories.
CalArts Students Collaborate with Cooper Union Alumni in Their Fight Against Rising Tuition
After CalArts announced a tuition hike in March, students have been participating in a much bigger conversation around the transparency and values of arts institutions.
Type Designers Explore the Future of African Scripts
In an attempt to involve more African language communities with the internet, two typeface designers discover the importance of community outreach in their work.
Thelma Golden Leads a Panel on Roy DeCarava and Langston Hughes’s Book on Harlem
In honor of the republication of The Sweet Flypaper of Life, Cooper Union will host a panel discussion on their work.
Critics and Artists Debate the State of Painting Today
Three Cooper Union alumni and three critics, including Hyperallergic Weekend editor John Yau, “discuss the state and shape of contemporary painting.”
A 100-Day Advent Calendar for Design Devotees, in Honor of Herb Lubalin’s 100th Birthday
The renowned font designer will be remembered in an online project created Cooper Union, his alma mater, highlighting various objects for a 100-day run.
In Major Reversal, Cooper Union Adopts Plan to Return to Full-Tuition Scholarships
Four years after voting to start charging its students tuition for the first time in its 150-year history, the administration of the beloved school is moving back toward offering free education.
Modern Art’s Roots in Imperial Plunder
Curator, theorist, and historian Ariella Azoulay questions the connections between the origins of modern art and the stolen artifacts lining the walls of European museums.
An Archival and Artistic Exploration of Transgender Identity
Bring Your Own Body: Transgender Between Archives and Aesthetics illustrates not just the multiplicity of transgender identities but the many forms of expression those identities take.
Did Cooper Union Just Get a Second Chance?
They said it couldn’t be done, but today’s announcement by the Committee to Save Cooper Union (CSCU) suggests that the turmoil that has engulfed the beloved Manhattan university may be coming to an end.
After Years of Controversy, Cooper Union President Jamshed Bharucha Resigns
On Wednesday evening, a day after five of his staunchest supporters on the Cooper Union’s board of trustees resigned, the college’s embattled president Jamshed Bharucha announced that he will resign at the end of June.