School of Art

Upcoming Events & Exhibitions

  • Right to Left

    Wael Morcos will share some of his current work at Morcos Key including a series of Arabic Lettering posters and more

  • Summer Art Intensive Exhibition 2018

    See works by Artists in Residence Rachelle Dang, Rachael Gorchov, Sara Murphy, Theresa Sterner, Zach Trow, and the students of the Cooper Union Pre-college Summer Art Intensive program!

  • 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.