Upcoming Events & Exhibitions

  • Dec 1 Opening Receptions

    Dec 1 Opening Receptions

    Senior presentations Lauren Bishop, Misra Walker, Jessica Kuronen, and Emma Shoots with Kyle Schuman; and the Exchange Student Exhibition

  • An Evening with M. Lamar

    An Evening with M. Lamar

    M. Lamar, who explores, "narratives of radical racial and sexual becomings," performs and discusses his work in a free, public event

  • Art of the Book

    Art of the Book

    An exhibition of Professor Margaret Morton's class "Art of the Book"

  • 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.