Please be advised that, due to weather conditions, The Cooper Union will close today, Monday, at 1 p.m., and will remain closed all day tomorrow, Tuesday. Classes beginning before 1 p.m. today should be dismissed at 1 p.m. Classes starting at 1 p.m. or later are canceled. Administrative offices will close at 1 p.m. today and be closed tomorrow. Staff in security, housing, and buildings and grounds should confirm schedules with their supervisors. A decision about Wednesday's schedule will be posted by 9 p.m. Tuesday. Please watch email or see this website for updates. The add/drop period will be extended through the end of day on Tuesday February 3rd.

Opening: 2013 Saturday Program Exhibition

Saturday, April 06, 2013, 2:00pm - 5:00pm

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The 2013 Saturday Program Exhibition Invitation by the graphic design class of the Saturday Program

The 2013 Saturday Program Exhibition Invitation by the graphic design class of the Saturday Program

The opening of the annual Saturday Program exhibition, showcasing the work of talented local public high school student's art work from the past year, begins outside the Foundation Building with student's chalk drawings of Old Masters.  Indoors, in the third floor lobby, will be many artworks in various mediums on display.  At 3 PM, in the Rose Auditorium, a spoken word program will commence.

  • 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.