Thursday, March 27, 2014, 7 - 10pm

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The Cooper Union Open Studio Night

The Cooper Union School of Art 2014 Spring Semester Open Studios is a free event hosted by the Art Student Council of The Cooper Union. Open Studios Night offers six floors of open studios throughout the Foundation Building and 41 Cooper Square where the public can interact with Cooper Union students in a more intimate setting.

Studios are located in:

41 Cooper Square, floors 5 and 9

The Foundation Building, 7 E. 7th St., floors 2, 4, 5 & 6


  • 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.