Upcoming Events & Exhibitions

Week One

Our introduction to a web series that follows three arriving students, one from each school, through their first full week of classes

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Ai Weiwei in the Great Hall

The internationally renowned artist marks the opening of his citywide exhibition Good Fences Make Good Neighbors, which includes an installation at The Cooper Union, on Thursday October 12 at 6:30

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Art School Superhero

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

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Invention Factory 2017

Sara Huang BSE’19 and Keti Vaso ChE’19 take home the $5000 first prize in the fifth annual student contest with their redesign for the insulin pen

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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.