End of Year Show 2013

"SHOW UP," this year's massive End of Year Show, transforms the classrooms and studios of The Cooper Union into galleries showcasing the past year's student work from the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture, the School of Art, and the Albert Nerken School of Engineering. The photo gallery below provides an abbreviated tour of what one will find among the hundreds of works on display.  Works from the School of Architecture, on the first through third floors of the Foundation Building, are identified by the studio that created them.  Works from the School of Art, found in floors four through six of the Foundation Building, and the basement of 41 Cooper Square, are identified by the artist, sans title.  We end with photos from the School of Engineering Robot Sumo battle that took place on opening night.  The participating robots are on view in 41 Cooper Square, on the second floor.

"SHOW UP" is open to the public until June 15

Exhibition Hours:
Tuesday - Saturday, 12 - 7pm 
Closed Sundays and Mondays

  • 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.