December 2011 Newsletter
DECEMBER 2011 NEWSLETTER
WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING AT CU
CU Pop-Up @ Brooklyn Museum December3
Alumni attended Target Free First Saturday on December 3 at the Brooklyn Museum for three shows featuring alumni. Curator Catherine Morris gave a talk on the late Eva Hesse (A’57), the focus of Eva Hesse Spectres 1960. This was followed by a tour and talk by Lan Tuazon (A’99), who discussed her solo show,On the Wrong Side of History. Tuazon’s exhibit is part of the Raw/Cooked year-long series of exhibits by five emerging Brooklyn artists. Alumni were encouraged to explore the museum, especially reORDER, an installation in the first floor atrium by SITU STUDIO (Sigfus Breidfjörd (AR’05), Basar Girit (AR’05), Aleksey Lukyanov (AR’05), Wes Rozen (AR’05) and Bradley Samuels (AR’05)).Continue reading and see more photos.
Free Cooper Union Community Summit December 5
Trivia night at Black and White Bar November 29
Alumni Visit the Studio of Zoe Pettijohn Schade (A’95) September 25
Alumni and friends gathered at the studio of Zoe Pettijohn Schade (A’95) and Chris Schade in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, for a studio visit. Zoe discussed her gouache paintings and her research on how the brain sees and how patterns help the brain process visual information. Alumni heard about Zoe’s work on the restoration of Jane’s Carousel in DUMBO, Brooklyn. She restored the paintings on the ceiling and painted and gilded all the architecture of the carousel. Read more
Financial Services Event November 10
Nearly 70 alumni and students from The Cooper Union’s engineering, art and architecture schools gathered for the annual alumni in financial services event. The theme of this year’s event was how Cooper prepares students for success in today’s uncertain world. Rohan Chauhan (IE’09/MCE ’10), Frank Napolitano (ME‘88/MME’88) and Phil Weisberg (EE’89) gave remarks, describing how Cooper helped them develop strong values that have guided their lives and careers. Continue reading and see more photos.
Arizona Alumni Meet at Musical Instrument Museum September 10
Fifteen people, including alumni and their families, enjoyed an afternoon at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix, Arizona. Click here to learn more about the Arizona Alumni Group.
Alumni Attend Annual AICHE Dinner September 19
The NY Metro Section of the AICHE held its annual dinner meeting at the Ukrainian Restaurant on September 19. Read more.
Fall/Winter 2011 Issue Now Online
In light of current financial circumstances, At Cooper Union magazine has been published in an electronic format, making it more cost effective, greener and accessible to a wider audience through our online presence. The Fall/Winter 2011 issue is available now at: http://cooper.edu/acu
Featured Alumni Note Maria Yoon (A’94)
In May 22, 2011, Maria Yoon (A’94) was married for the 50th time. The ceremony in Times Square was the culmination of her Maria the Korean Brideart project, where she held a wedding in all 50 states to examine the culture of marriage and respond to the pressure on young, single Asian American women to get married. Her spouses included a 1,200 pound Angus bull, a horse, a Miller Brewery Company t-shirt, a pump jack in Oklahoma and a multitude of grooms from across the country. Her weddings became an exploration of the diversity of traditions and ceremonies that mark marriage in the United States. For more information on the project, visit mariathekoreanbride.com.
Featured Alumni Note Karen Bausman (AR’82)
The City of New York has invited Karen Bausman (AR’82) to mount her site-specific installation The Wall Project in the Meatpacking District, with the installation planned to go up in April 2012 on Gansevoort Plaza. The installation challenges and proposes an alternative to the Commissioner
’s Plan of 1811, which established the Manhattan grid. The installation will be a series of walls built up from cut layers of turf to reflect New York’s richly layered history. The Wall Project is a sponsored project of the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), with critical early support provided by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs to realize an ancillary exhibit, Envisioning the Wall.
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Click here to read about the 2012 Alumni Awardees who will be honored by the Cooper Union Alumni Association at Founder’s Day. Tickets and more information will be announced soon.
Eva Hesse (A’57, Dec.),
Exhibiting at the Brooklyn Museum through January 8.
An online listing of alumni exhibitions around the world is available on the CUAA website. Click here to view them all.
To submit a listing, email Allison Meier at email@example.com.