Upcoming Events & Exhibitions

  • u shld kill yrself

    u shld kill yrself

    In a free, public lecture, artists Jayson Musson and Sean J Patrick Carney discuss humor and the abject as cornerstones in their respective approaches to producing works

  • Mia Lehrer - Recalibrating the City: Advocacy by Design

    Mia Lehrer - Recalibrating the City: Advocacy by Design

    Lecture by Mia Lehrer of Mia Lehrer + Associates architects.

  • Learning from Letraset

    Learning from Letraset

    In a free, public lecture Dan Rhatigan looks at the Letraset brand of rub-down type and other graphic supplies, showing how they put the tools of professional design into everyday hands

Breaking Barriers for NYC High School Students

Breaking Barriers for NYC High School Students

In this first in a series called Cooper to Cooper: Conversations Across Disciplines, Marina Gutierrez and Prof. George Delagrammatikas sit down to discuss how Saturday programs create opportunities for high school students who may never have considered studying architecture, art or engineering.

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The Fun-damentals of Architecture

The Fun-damentals of Architecture

"Architecture in Play," Professor Tamar Zinguer's new book, examines four key toys from the mid-19th to the mid-20th centuries that embodied architectural notions of construction and manipulating form

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Behind the 2016 Menschel Exhibition

Behind the 2016 Menschel Exhibition

Menschel Fellowship Program Director Sohnya Sayres gives her thoughts on the 19th annual showcase of student projects in art, architecture, design, and engineering open February 2 - 19

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In Memory of Eugenie "Ersy" Schwartz

In Memory of Eugenie "Ersy" Schwartz

Eugenie "Ersy" Schwartz, here shown in the art and architecture shop with colleagues, passed away on December 30. Former students recall her great impact on their art

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Giving Back to the Future

Giving Back to the Future

The story behind the Howard Flagg Memorial Prize, a newly endowed award from former graduates to current students. Meet the inaugural winners, Alex Serrano and Eli Friedman, on support.cooper.edu

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Art to Disrupt the Art Economy

Art to Disrupt the Art Economy

Caroline Woolard A'07 uses her practice to imagine a new economic and political paradigm for artists and others

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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.