Upcoming Events & Exhibitions

Heads and Tales 2021 Debuts Online

Students wrote, illustrated, and built the website for HUM 243: The Fairy Tale

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You Too Can Be an Artist of the Met

“Artists of the Met” sounds exclusive. But Jessie Salinas, a rising School of Art junior, has found a generous way to make anyone fit into that rarefied cohort

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Commemorative Video Now Available

Watch the highlights of this year's graduation celebration

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School of Architecture at the Venice Biennale

Students and faculty present "Microcosms & Schisms," that focuses on how to live together in New York City as the global spread of COVID-19 radically altered the ways in which we engage with reality and occupy space

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Commencement 2021/2020: The Photo Gallery

Stretching over eight hours and including two different graduating classes, it was a ceremony unlike any other

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  • 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.