Upcoming Events & Exhibitions

Look Closer

We tag along with Annika Finne, adjunct instructor in HSS, to the Met museum where her class, "Reading Surfaces: Painting Techniques Over Time," hits a sweet spot of artistic processes with art history and the practice of close observation

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A Chat with Maria Thereza Alves A'85

The artist, whose works explore issues around ongoing colonialism, will deliver a free, public lecture in the Rose Auditorium on November 7, about her work

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William Villalongo's Solo Exhibition Opens

The Assistant Professor and 1999 School of Art graduate's collection of figurative works is titled, "Keep on Pushing," and is open until December 9 at Susan Inglett Gallery (522 West 24th Street)

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Healthcare-Focused Student Works Win Prizes

Several students of the Albert Nerken School of Engineering took home the top awards from multiple innovation competitions over a single weekend

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Former Invention Factory Winner Receives $100K Prize

TrioCup, a to-go coffee cup with an origami-style no-spill lid first developed by two Cooper Union students in the 2015 Invention Factory has won $100,000 as part of the New Plastics Economy Innovation Prize

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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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  • 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.