Upcoming Events & Exhibitions

On View Now

Installed in the West-facing windows of the Foundation Building, the Cooper Union presents a look at the journey of the Pullman porters in honor of Black History Month. Can't make it in person? See the online version

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Patty Jenkins & Gal Gadot

An intimate conversation with Patty Jenkins A'93, director of the Wonder Woman movies, and their star, Gal Gadot. Recorded exclusively for Cooper Union


The Menschel Exhibition

A virtual gallery of student works that push the boundaries of research, analysis and intervention from the Benjamin Menschel Fellows Exhibition

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2021 Cooper Union Grants Announced

Eighteen proposals receive funding for projects that, "support The Cooper Union’s organizational goals and strategic priorities"

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Inside the New AACE Lab

The state-of-the-art maker space, made possible with $2 million in leadership funding from the IDC Foundation, has officially opened its doors

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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.