Upcoming Events & Exhibitions

Welcome Week

Academic year 2022-23 begins with a slate of activities during this year's Welcome Week

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Leslie Hewitt at Dia Bridgehampton

A new body of work by artist Leslie Hewitt, associate professor in the School of Art, is featured in a yearlong exhibition on Long Island

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Art Student Launches Community Food Drive

Orchid Sylvester, a rising junior in the School of Art, is collecting food to support her fellow students and the broader East Village community.

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Typographics Returns to the Great Hall

Typographics 2022, presented by Type@Cooper and the Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography, was held in-person at The Cooper Union this month

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NY Gov. Signs Bills from Great Hall Stage

Governor Kathy Hochul visited Cooper to sign a legislative package protecting reproductive health care in New York State

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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.