Upcoming Events & Exhibitions

  • Galaxy Was a Memory, Earth Is a Souvenir

    Galaxy Was a Memory, Earth Is a Souvenir

    A free, public conversation with the artist Kimsooja about her recent works. A documentary on the making of one of them will also be screened

  • End of Year Show 2016

    End of Year Show 2016

    The annual culminating exhibition of a year's worth of student work from the schools of art, architecture and engineering on display in a free, public showcase

  • Seymour Chwast A'51 in Conversation with Steve Heller

    Seymour Chwast A'51 in Conversation with Steve Heller

    This free, public event will address the idea of designers as authors, activists, and artists—with an emphasis on Seymour’s new book: "Seymour Chwast At War with War"

  • 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.