School of Art

Upcoming Events & Exhibitions

  • Awol Erizku "13 Months of Sunshine," 2020, 2nd Ave. & E 106th St., Manhattan, Courtesy the artist; Photo: Nicholas Knight, Courtesy of Public Art Fund, NY. Photographic work as a part of "Awol Erizku: New Visions for Iris," an exhibition on 350 JCDecaux b

    Public Art Fund Talks: Awol Erizku A'10

    The artist discusses his first solo public show, New Visions for Iris, 13 photographs on view at bus shelters across New York City and Chicago

  • NYCxDesign Student Showcase

    Students from The Cooper Union, FIT, Parsons, Pratt, and SVA share their work

  • Typographics 2021

    Typographics 2021

    Typographics, the annual festival on the contemporary use of type, returns for the seventh consecutive year

  • 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.