The campus remains closed with all summer courses being conducted online and staff working remotely. Classes will resume on August 31, 2020 for the fall semester. For updates on campus operations, both virtual and in person, for the fall semester, please see the Fall 2020 Info Hub page.

Upcoming Events & Exhibitions

  • Typographics 2020

    Typographics 2020, a design festival for people who use type, will be held online

In Memoriam: Margaret Morton

The activist photographer, author, designer and professor in the School of Art for 40 years passed away unexpectedly in New York City on June 27, 2020

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Responding to Hate










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Architecture End of Year Show

The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture has put its annual student showcase online, in a virtual Foundation Building

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In Memoriam: Milton Glaser A'51

The Cooper Union mourns the passing a Trustee Emeritus, former faculty member, a 1951 graduate of Cooper’s School of Art, and a giant of graphic design

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The juried $10,000 award is given to an under-recognized artist whose work demonstrates high artistic merit while consistently challenging artistic conventions

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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.