Upcoming Events & Exhibitions

Library Exhibition About Election Years Past

From now until November 8, the library offers historical insight on this contentious election season 

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The Return of a Bolted Book

A rare yet key 1927 artist's book bound with nuts and bolts featuring the work of the Italian Futurist Fortunato Depero may be reprinted as a near-perfect facsimile edition thanks in part to the efforts of Raffaele Bedarida, assistant professor of art history

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Talking about the Power of Play

In "Toy Talk," the second episode of Cooper to Cooper: Conversations Across Disciplines, professors Tamar Zinguer and Eric Lima discuss the role of playfulness in the classroom

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Who Shot Sports: Talking with Curator Gail Buckland

Gail Buckland, the Benjamin Menschel Distinguished Visiting Professor, talks about how she curated "Who Shot Sports?" a photography exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum. At left, a photo from the show: Daniel Rodrigues. Football in Guinea Bissau, printed 2016.Courtesy of the artist

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"WOUND" Offers Space for Collaboration

WOUND opens —a workshop and study center to examine the regulation of time and how that undercuts political action 

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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.