Barbara Glauber

The Frank Stanton Chair in Graphic Design (Fall 2022)

Barbara Glauber is the principal of Heavy Meta, a graphic design studio based in New York. Over the past two decades, she has edited, curated, and designed exhibitions; judged competitions; taught classes and workshops; and created a variety of graphic materials for her cultural clients. Her work is in the collection of the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum and has won numerous awards. She received her BFA from SUNY Purchase and an MFA from California Institute of the Arts. Barbara is on the faculty at Yale University and is a founding partner of the Smoking Gun website.

  • 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.