Upcoming Events & Exhibitions

Nader Tehrani Elected to Academy of Arts & Letters

The dean of The Irwin S. Chanin School of architecture will be inducted to the American Academy of Arts and Letters on May 19

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Art Grad Launches Magazine as Antidote to Covid Blues

Dayi Novas is a one-woman show when it comes to the production of Ouch! A Happy Magazine for Everyone

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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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Hummingbird Takes Flight: Cooper Student in the News

Thanks to the Audubon Society's mural project, Cooper junior Yumarlin Rodriguez paid tribute to her grandfather and a bird species threatened by climate change

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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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  • 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.