2018 Student Exhibition

Tue, May 22, 2018 5pm - Sun, Jun 10, 2018 7pm

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This annual exhibition transforms the classrooms, hallways and studios of The Cooper Union into galleries showcasing work from the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture, the School of Art, and the Albert Nerken School of Engineering.

The opening reception will be on Tuesday, May 22, from 5 to 9 p.m.

Located in the Foundation Building (7 East 7th Street) and 41 Cooper Square.

Exhibition Hours

May 22 - June 10, 2018
Tuesday thru Sunday, 12-7pm
Closed Saturday & Sunday, May 26-27

Free and open to the public.

  • 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.