Upcoming Events & Exhibitions

Great Women Live in the Great Hall

View photos from the March 18th Great Hall program honoring Women's History Month, with Gloria Steinem and Salamishah Tillet in conversation on the state of women's rights and empowerment in America today.

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An Evening of Song, Dance, and Spoken Word

The Great Hall exploded with music, dance, and comedy on Saturday, March 18 as part of a program honoring Women’s History Month. View the photo gallery here.

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Exhibition Celebrates Trans Visibility Day

A current exhibition in the colonnade windows highlights trans visibility at Cooper.

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Confronting Carbon Form

The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture presents a new exhibition and daylong symposium exploring the relationship between the built environment and fossil fuel combustion.

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A Life in Art Entwined

A new Cooper exhibition of paintings and drawings by artists Joan and Reynold Ruffins A’51 is now on view by appointment in the Stuyvesant-Fish House.

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Campus Tours

Please join us for an open house event for prospective students. Get to know more about our programs and meet our community.

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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.