Upcoming Events & Exhibitions

Winners of Invention Factory 2019 Announced

Biomedical inventions took this year's top prize in Cooper's annual invention competition

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In Memoriam: Robert Bernhard (1928–2019)

Robert Bernhard, who served for 41 years on The Cooper Union's Board of Trustees, passed away in July

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They Might Be Giants

For his first public art installation, Leonardo Drew A'85 reimagines the cityscape in Madison Square Park

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Pulling up to Art at Troy Kreiner's Driveway 327

Car-free in LA, Troy Curtis Kreiner, a 2013 graduate of the School of Art, replaces the automobile with art 

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Eric N. Mack A’10 at the Brooklyn Museum

The artist has taken over the Brooklyn Museum’s Great Hall with his first New York City solo museum exhibition, Lemme walk across the room

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Student Exhibition 2019 Photo Gallery

See images from the annual exhibition that transforms the classrooms, hallways and studios of The Cooper Union into galleries showcasing work from The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture, the School of Art, and the Albert Nerken School of Engineering

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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.