School of Art

Upcoming Events & Exhibitions

  • Nov 28 Opening Receptions

    Senior presentations by Madeline Marra with Jackson Beyda, Mikhaila Quezada-Freda, and Rio Sofia; student shows include Art of the Book, Experimental Printmaking, and the Exchange Exhibition

  • Dec 5 Opening Receptions

    Senior presentations by Cooper Campbell, Maeve Fitzhoward, Dein Mare, and Alatz Ortega; Midground 19: Works by Black Student Union Alumni and Students

  • Image: Eileen Quinlan, Luigi’s Nightmare, 2017

    A Free, Public Lecture by Artist Eileen Quinlan

    The Fall 2017 Henry Wolf Chair in Photography Lecture will be delivered by Eileen Quinlan, whose experimental work with photography straddles multiple formats.

  • 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.