Upcoming Events & Exhibitions

  • Mario Rizzi: Visualizing Research

    Mario Rizzi: Visualizing Research

    A free, public seminar by the Italian artist and filmmaker reflecting on the compresence of research and engagement in his approach to art making

  • Conscious/Unconscious Landscapes: Lecture by Walter Hood

    Conscious/Unconscious Landscapes: Lecture by Walter Hood

    The founder of Hood Design Studio, a firm that works primarily in the urban public realm, talks with Michael Sorkin of the Graduate Urban Design Studio at CUNY

  • How We Will Get There

    How We Will Get There

    An exhibition of recent works by School of Art sophomore Mateo Nava exploring the social, political, and religious condition in his home country of Mexico

Cooper Union to Offer Free Online Courses

Cooper Union to Offer Free Online Courses

In an initiative highlighted by President Obama, The Cooper Union will launch its first-ever Massive Open Online Courses, free of charge to the world, beginning in May 2015

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Cooper Union Named One of the Most Rigorous Colleges

Cooper Union Named One of the Most Rigorous Colleges

The Daily Beast puts The Cooper Union in its 2014 annual college rankings as one the nation's top three most rigorous colleges, along with rankings among the "best return on investment" and "most affordable" undergraduate institutions

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Drawing from the Archive: Analysis as Design

A forty-year survey of analysis work by The Cooper Union's students of architecture features intricate models and drawings that bring a fresh view to some of the world's most remarkable buildings and artworks. Open to the public until November 26

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Ariel Cotton A'13 Profiled in Huffington Post

Ariel Cotton A'13 Profiled in Huffington Post

A true Cooper-crossover who mixes engineering principles into her artwork, the young alumna has been featured as part of HuffPo's series on millennial artists living in New York City 

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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.