The Cooper Union will be closed Wednesday, March 21, 2018 due to inclement weather. Classes are cancelled and offices are closed.

May 1 Opening Receptions

May 01, 2018

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Opening Tuesday 1 May, 6-8pm

Senior Shows

Kalle Wadzinski, Great Hall Gallery

Megan Lee, 1st Floor Colonnade

Jackson Beyda, 2nd Floor Lobby

Dempzil Chavian and Jonathan Katav, 41 Cooper Gallery


Exhibitions on view May 1 - May 5, Tuesday - Saturday, 11am - 7pm

Located at 7 East 7th Street, between Third and Fourth Avenues

  • 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.