School of Art

Upcoming Events & Exhibitions

  • Mar 28 Opening Receptions

    Senior presentations by Emily Adamo, Nancy Chavarria, Ella Kinsman and Khristine Perez, Lotus Lien, Cameron Rasmussen, Samantha Rosner, Alexa West

  • Apr 4 Opening Receptions

    Senior presentations by Daniil Ashtaev, Isaac Baird, Devlin Claro Resetar and Aniza-Iman Iniguez, Marissa Nicol, Sarah Schmitt; student shows by Jessica Floyd and Caroline Sultzer, and Printmaking

  • 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.