Yuri Masnyj Named Asst Dean of the School of Art

A professor at Cooper for 17 years, Masnyj is an accomplished artist with a wealth of knowledge about Cooper's art curriculum, students, and community.

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Katie Merz Draws Instant Mural at WNYC Headquarters

The 1984 School of Art graduate worked in real time as New Yorkers weighed in with suggestions for the mural of NY icons.

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Queer Geometries

"Antiprisms: Stories of Transformation," an exhibition of work by Uyen Nguyen ME’14, was presented this year by the National Museum of Mathematics 

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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.