Student Showcase 2017: Photo Gallery

This year's annual end-of-year showcase of student works opened on May 22nd. Filling classrooms, studios and galleries of both the Foundation Building and 41 Cooper Square, it features works from students of all three schools. The exhibition is open to the public on Tuesdays through Saturdays from 12 to 7 p.m. until June 10. Here is a mere sampling of its abundance. As in past showcases ,works from the School of Art are only identified by the author; works from The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture are identified by the studio.

Photos by Joao Enxuto / The Cooper Union.

  • 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.