Upcoming Events & Exhibitions

Daniel Arsham A'03 Named 2021 Robert Gwathmey Chair

As part of his appointment, the New York-based artist, whose work straddles the line between art, architecture, performance, design, and fashion, will teach a lecture course at his alma mater on sculpture and the evolution of design aesthetics

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Senior Art Shows Include 2020 Graduates

This fall, the School of Art's recent graduates as well as this year's seniors exhibit their work across campus

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Incoming: 2021

Hailing from Seoul to Harlem, say "Hello!" to Jungeun (Alice) Lee, Alari Billig, Sarah Magbunduku, and Darius Fantozzi

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Announcing Cooper Union's Vaccine Passport

Students, faculty, and staff can use the CUSAFE app to present proof of vaccination for accessing campus this fall

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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.