Upcoming Events & Exhibitions

Class of 2023: In Their Own Words

A few upcoming graduates from all three schools of The Cooper Union reflect on their college educations and the future.

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Turn the World Around

Walter Mosley and New York Times critic-at-large Wesley Morris celebrate the life and impact of the legendary Harry Belafonte

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In Memoriam: Professor Fred Siegel

Siegel was a well-known public intellectual and member of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences 

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End of Year Show

Get ready: our annual school-wide event showcasing student work from all three schools begins May 23

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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.