Upcoming Events & Exhibitions

$760K Grant to Digitize Great Hall Programs

Over the years dozens of important figures in politics, the arts, and media came to the Great Hall. Now a grant from the Gardiner Foundation will let us document those events

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Saturday Program Turns 50!

Founded by Cooper students in 1968, Saturday Program has reached 15,000+ NYC public high school students 

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No I-Beams in This Foundation Bldg, Only Twigs

The Foundation Building heads to the Bronx as one of the newest models to be featured in the New York Botanical Garden's Holiday Train Show

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NYT, Jezebel, and Others Praise "We Dissent..."

The exhibition in 41 Cooper Square Gallery featuring feminist ephemera has gotten significant media coverage in the past weeks. It closes December 2

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Cooper Students Place at Army Signal Competition

A team of Cooper undergraduates competed against industry professionals in an army-sponsored contest to create algorithms to improve war-zone communication

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  • 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.