Upcoming Events & Exhibitions

Coco Fusco First Career Retrospective in Berlin

The work of prominent artist and Cooper professor is featured at the KW Institute of Contemporary Art

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William Villalongo Bridges Histories of Black Identity

Black Menagerie, on view through October 14, 2023, is Associate Professor William Villalongo's A'99 seventh solo exhibition at Susan Inglett Gallery in New York.

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Meet Ninad Pandit, History

As part of our series introducing new full-time faculty members, we spoke with Ninad Pandit, assistant professor of history in HSS.

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Fall Open House Events

Please register soon to reserve your spot.

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A regular feature on the work of Cooper alumni

This week we talk to three alumni about the line between sculpture and furniture design.

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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.