Upcoming Events & Exhibitions

  • Black Radical Imagination: In Conversation

    Black Radical Imagination: In Conversation

    A free, public day-long conference featuring some of the most innovative filmmakers and collectives forming within the cinematic framework of the African Diaspora

  • Brand Type for Publications

    Brand Type for Publications

    A free, public lecture by Roger Black focusing on three case studies of typography associated with a magazine brand, until it wasn't: Rolling Stone, Newsweek and Premier

  • Ewan Clayton: What Is Writing?

    Ewan Clayton: What Is Writing?

    In this free, public lecture Ewan Clayton will ask if writing will survive the digital transformation of our culture and, more fundamentally, what is writing and what work does it do for us?

  • 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.