Upcoming Events & Exhibitions

Turning an Eyesore into Art

Audrey Snyder and Joe Riley, both 2013 graduates of the School of Art, have a new work at Socrates Sculpture Park, on view until March 2019. We talked to them about it

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A Benefit for Scholarships

Janeane Garofalo and Arden Myrin head up this one-night-only comedy showcase, "Pardon My Tangent: A Live Podcast," featuring music and celebrity guests on Saturday October 27 at 7PM. All proceeds benefit The Cooper Union's return to full-tuition scholarships. Ticket prices vary and start at $25 

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Six M.Arch II Students Present at ASCA

Six Cooper architecture graduate students fly to the annual conference of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, in Milwaukee, to give talks on the role of play in design

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Studio Prize Goes to First Year Architectonics Studio

The work of the Fall 2017 Architectonics Studio has been awarded a 2018 Studio Prize from Architect magazine as one of, "the best examples of architectural investigation taking place in colleges and universities today"

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Investigations into Color

Two adjunct professors, Sarah Lowengard and Christina Weyl, of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, have each received research fellowships during the 2018/19 academic year. Interestingly, both will be examining the history of color, though in different fields

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2018 Invention Factory Winner: Twist-Talk

Brian Chung and Hannah Quirk took the top prize for a portable communication aid for children on the autism spectrum

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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.