Upcoming Events & Exhibitions

Art School Superhero

A chat with Patty Jenkins A'93, director of the blockbuster "Wonder Woman"

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Summer Art Intensive Exhibition

A free, public exhibition by the students and artists in residence of the Summer Art Intensive. Open until August 17 (closed Friday - Sunday)

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Steel Bridge Team Featured in Video

Members of the team that won the 2017 Northeast Regionals of the annual National Student Steel Bridge Competition explain how they did it in a video produced by the team's sponsor, the Steel Institute of New York

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Keeping Cooper in Stitches

In her free time, Buildings and Grounds assistant Nicole Thomas repaired the skirt of the Lincoln Lectern so it would be ready for its close-up

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Never Boring

Mary Mann, from the Center for Writing, wants to get you excited about boredom through her new book, Yawn

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Prof. Wootton Wins Fulbright

Professor David Wootton will be conducting research on a breathing disorder in children with a lab in France

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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.