Upcoming Events & Exhibitions

Typographics 2018

The annual event series, now in its 4th year, takes place June 11–21, 2018, and is devoted to contemporary typo­graphy, with talks, work­shops, and tours focusing on where typo­graphy is today and where its future may lie

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2018 Student Exhibition

A photo gallery of selected works from the next generation of artists, engineers, and architects

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Commencement 2018: Photos

The commencement for the 159th graduating class of The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art took place on May 23, 2018. Here are a few images from the day

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Snapshots: Engineering

In the third and final installment of our annual series we catch up with seven graduating seniors and one graduated "senior" from the Albert Nerken School of Engineering to find out what they have been up to and what comes next

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Snapshots: School of Art

Three aspiring artists, all women, each originally from a different Caribbean island, arriving in the U.S. at different ages, all ended up at the School of Art as freshmen in 2014. Four years later Paloma Izquierdo, Naomi Lisiki, and Taya Serrao are also graduating together

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Snapshots: Architecture

Three fifth-year students from the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture talk about their experiences studying at The Cooper Union as they prepare to graduate next week

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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.