Upcoming Events & Exhibitions

  • Mar 28 Opening Receptions

    Senior presentations by Emily Adamo, Nancy Chavarria, Ella Kinsman and Khristine Perez, Lotus Lien, Cameron Rasmussen, Samantha Rosner, Alexa West

  • Jan Palach Memorial, Atlanta, 1990. Photo by Hélène Binet

    John Hejduk Works/Jan Palach Memorial

    An outdoor sculpture presented along with photos of seven of Hejduk’s built works as captured by Hélène Binet, a renowned London-based photographer

  • Sociologist Philip Gorski

    A free, pubic talk arguing that the U.S. founders envisioned the country as a weaving of the ethical vision of the Hebrew prophets and the Western political heritage of civic republicanism

Five Cooper Alumni in 2017 Whitney Biennial

Oto Gillen A'08, James N. Kienitz Wilkins A'07, Torey Thornton A'12, Casey Gollan A'13 and Victoria Sobel A'13 have all been selected for the prestigious showcase of contemporary art

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Senior Art Shows Get Underway

The season for the School of Art's senior presentations began on February 21 with Gabriel Rodriguez-Fuller's "Room for Learning" and Jackson Stack's "Rooms"

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Bidding War Ensues for Top Professors

In an unusual twist of roles, students got a chance to bid on their professors on the first day of March. It was not part of some radical shift in registration

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Dore Ashton Remembered

Colleagues and former students recall the personality and influence of an unrivaled eyewitness to 20th Century American art and a member of the faculty for over 40 years

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Lubalin Fellows' Exhibition Explores 3-D Type

School of Art alumni Michael Prisco and Helen Sywalski present an exhibition based on their research at the Lubalin Archive

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Preet Bharara Lecture Sold Out

Former United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York is speaking in the Great Hall on Thursday, April 6. Tickets are no longer available.

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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.