Upcoming Events & Exhibitions

  • Small Works for Big Change

    Small Works for Big Change

    Small Works for Big Change is an art benefit for the Sylvia Rivera Law Project.

  • Swiss Style Now

    Swiss Style Now

    The “Swiss Style Now” exhibition provides a current view of the graphic design scene in Switzerland from the last five years.

  • The Constitution Today

    The Constitution Today

    A free, public ten-session course on the Constitution taught by Prof. Akhil Reed Amar of Yale Law School

Meet the Deans: Nader Tehrani

Meet the Deans: Nader Tehrani

One year after he began as dean of The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture, we discuss how it has been going, what goals he has in mind and why he foresees a wider focus for the school, while embracing its site-specific qualities

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Incoming 2016: Part Two

Incoming 2016: Part Two

In the second of our three-part series on the newest members of The Cooper Union student body, we meet Travis Moon, Risako Arcari and Elias Rodriguez. They told us how they came to their chosen field, what they look forward to the most during their time here, and what they have been up to over the summer

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Incoming 2016: Part One

Incoming 2016: Part One

In this first of a three part series introducing the newest students to join The Cooper Union, we meet Sophie Schneider, Javier Blancas and Tammy Wei

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Student-designed Posters Reveal Local History

See the interactive map of 64 posters that will appear along the Bowery beginning July 5

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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.