Upcoming Events & Exhibitions

  • Bring Your Own Body: Transgender Between Archives and Aesthetics

    Bring Your Own Body: Transgender Between Archives and Aesthetics

    A presentation of the work of transgender artists and archives, from the institutional and sexological to the personal and liminal

  • The Leaking Subject

    The Leaking Subject

    A free, public talk by Tarek El-Ariss exploring leaking as a conceptual framework for rethinking contemporary writing practices and critiques of power

  • DISCOTROPIC | Alien Talk Show

    DISCOTROPIC | Alien Talk Show

    In a free, public event multi-medium artist niv Acosta uses television and the confessional culture of the talk show to explore the relationships between science fiction, disco, astrophysics, and the black American experience

  • 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.