School of Art Open Studio Night

Saturday, April 11, 2015, 3 - 6pm

Add to Calendar

The public is invited to explore the studio spaces of Cooper Union undergraduate students in the Foundation Building and in 41 Cooper Square. Students will be hanging out, working and ready to have conversations during this free event. Students are excited about this opportunity for the Cooper community to connect with the public and engage in unique discussions about their work and practices. 

  • 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.