Upcoming Events & Exhibitions

Faculty-Curated Exhibition Opens at CIMA

A new exhibition, curated by HSS professor Raffaele Bedarida, explores the life and work of Jewish Italian artist Corrado Cagli and is accompanied by a series of talks featuring Cooper Union faculty.

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Messages from President Laura Sparks

Read a community message from Laura Sparks, president of The Cooper Union, about charting a path forward together following the recent student protest.

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In Memoriam: Professor Anthony Vidler

An exceptionally gifted scholar and professor, he led The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture as dean from 2001 to 2013.

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Three Questions for Mokena Makeka

An award-winning architect, Mokena Makeka joins the Cooper community this month in the new role of special advisor to the vice president of academic affairs.

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Cooper Admissions Events

Please join us for an event. Pre-registration is required.

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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.