Arthur A. Houghton Jr. Gallery

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Nivola in New York: Figure in Field | January, 2020

Nivola in New York: Figure in Field | January, 2020

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Archive and Artifact: The Virtual and the Physical | October, 2018

Archive and Artifact: The Virtual and the Physical | October, 2018

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Geostories: Another Architecture for the Environment | October, 2017

Geostories: Another Architecture for the Environment | October, 2017

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Hélène Binet – John Hejduk Works | March, 2017

Hélène Binet – John Hejduk Works | March, 2017

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Alternativas/Alternatives - XIII Spanish Biennial of Architecture & Urbanism | October, 2016

Alternativas/Alternatives - XIII Spanish Biennial of Architecture & Urbanism | October, 2016

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Drawing Ambience: Alvin Boyarsky & the Architectural Association | October, 2015

Drawing Ambience: Alvin Boyarsky & the Architectural Association | October, 2015

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Lessons from Modernism | January, 2013

Lessons from Modernism | January, 2013

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Paul Rudolph: Lower Manhattan Expressway | October, 2010

Paul Rudolph: Lower Manhattan Expressway | October, 2010

Named for Arthur A. Houghton Jr., a former trustee and chairman of The Cooper Union, this 1,800 sq ft gallery supports the School of Architecture's pedagogy through public exhibitions and events. For over 40 years, architects, photographers, painters, builders, and the school's faculty and students have exhibited their work here, drawing viewers from schools of architecture, professional design communities, and the general public. The Architecture Archive both curates, designs, and installs original exhibitions in Houghton and works with collegial institutions to present jointly sponsored exhibitions. Recent Houghton Gallery exhibitions presented by the School include Nivola in New York: Figure in Field (2020); Drawing Codes: Experimental Protocols of Architectural Representation (2019, co-presented with the California College of Arts / Digital Craft Lab); Archive and Artifact: The Virtual and the Physical (2018); and Hélène Binet – John Hejduk Works (2017). 

  • 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.