Upcoming Events & Exhibitions

  • Humanform Letterform

    Humanform Letterform

    A free public lecture by Sumner Stone examining the many ways in which letterforms and bodies interact

  • 2015 Summer Art Intensive Exhibition

    2015 Summer Art Intensive Exhibition

    A presentation of works by artists in residence Natalie Beall, Timothy Hull, Zahra Nazari and Sun Won Yu as well as students of the SAI

  • thirty


    An exhibition celebrating 30 years of The Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography, 1985–2015

  • 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.