Upcoming Events & Exhibitions

  • Inventing the Past

    A free, public talk by Tinashe Mushakavanhu on the absence of history in Zimbabwe, and how the country's creative writers have filled in the gaps

  • Attention Ecology in the Digital Age

    Yves Citton delivers a free, public lecture on how education, research, and art institutions might better be conceived as “laboratories of curiosity”, so that our “attentional crisis” is recast

  • 2018 Menschel Fellowship Exhibition

    The annual exhibition of works related to the Benjamin Menschel Fellowships granted to selected Cooper Union students to further work on projects related to art, architecture, design and engineering


Please save the date, February 6, 2018, for the inauguration of Laura Sparks as the 13th President of The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art during a week-long schedule of public programming and community events centered around the theme of TRUTH

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Cooper Store Opens

At last! An online store to call our own, including Cooper-style wearables like shirts, hoodies, jackets, hats, and even a doggie sweater (so cute!) How about mugs? We got 'em! Water bottles? Umbrellas? Tote bags? Yes, yes and yes! Just in time for the holidays!

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Emmy Mikelson at CultureHub

The School of Art's Emmy Mikelson collaborated with artist Charlotte Becket to create an art work that uses technology to convey the hallucinatory beauty of nature

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Cooper Wins Grant for Energy Efficiency Programs

Cooper Union students and facilities staff will take part in a multifaceted initiative to increase The Cooper Union’s energy efficiency thanks to a major grant from New York state

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Mike Essl Named Dean of the School of Art

Prior assuming the role of Acting Dean in 2016, Mike, an alumnus, served as an Associate Professor of graphic design

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Midground 19 Opens in 41 Cooper Square Gallery

The Black Students Union Presents an exhibition of work by Cooper artists of African descent

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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.