Upcoming Events & Exhibitions

Cooper to Cooper, Episode 3: Cooper's Archivists

The Cooper Union's three archivists sat down to share some of their favorites from their collections

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The Constitution Today

Watch Akhil Reed Amar, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University discuss the Constitutional role of the Electoral College vs. the popular vote in the ninth class of "The Constitution Today"

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In Great Hall, Mayor Vows to Support Civil Liberties

The mayor addressed New Yorkers' fears about the incoming president's anticipated policies 

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New Perspectives / Fresh Energy

Seven new full-time tenure-track faculty members across a variety of disciplines (and three more to come) reflect a commitment to The Cooper Union's current and future pedagogy not seen in many years

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Student Work Featured in Midtown Display

Work from Prof. Diane Lewis' fourth-year studio appears in the windows of Turnbull & Asser, the bespoke clothier

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The Return of a Bolted Book

A rare yet key 1927 artist's book bound with nuts and bolts featuring the work of the Italian Futurist Fortunato Depero may be reprinted as a near-perfect facsimile edition thanks in part to the efforts of Raffaele Bedarida, assistant professor of art history

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  • 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.