Upcoming Events & Exhibitions

  • The Border is a Way of Seeing

    In a free, public lecture, "Moving Image Interventions Along and Beyond the U.S./Mexico Border," filmmakers Alex Rivera and Cristina Ibarra discuss research and methods explored in the making of their film, The Infiltrators

  • Country Over Party

    America’s leading conservative voices gather to mark the 160th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s historic “Right Makes Might” speech

  • Unrealism: New Figurative Painting

    Panel on figurative painting featuring Ebecho Muslimova A’10, and others

Meet the Deans: Nada Ayad & Anne Griffin

Change has been happening in the Faculty for Humanities and Social Sciences. We chatted with Griffin, the new acting dean, and Ayad, the new assistant dean about what's going on

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Costantino Nivola Subject of Houghton Exhibition

A show filled with examples of the famed sculptor's work highlights his New York public sculptures

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Engineering with a Conscience

Several engineering courses begin to ask the question, Why? as well as How? by turning to art and architecture to explore the answers

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In the Architecture Studio with Risako

Fourth year school of architecture student Risako Arcari explains her terraced housing design featuring garden rooftops so inhabitants can both live and grow food for themselves

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In Memoriam: William Sandholm CE'63

The long-time member of the Board of Trustees, passed away on Tuesday, December 31, 2019

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30 Seconds in the Studio with Sydney

School of Art junior Sydney Vernon talks about her work

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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.