Upcoming Events & Exhibitions

  • Ideas City 2015

    Ideas City 2015

    The third edition of the New Museum’s biennial festival that explores the future of cities includes an all-day conference in the Great Hall and a free, public street festival featuring projects by students and alumni of The Cooper Union

  • Typographics

    Typographics

    A two-day conference for people who use type

  • Shigeru Ban AR'84 on His Current Works

    Shigeru Ban AR'84 on His Current Works

    A lecture by the 2014 winner of the Pritzker Prize and Cooper Union alumnus

Commencement 2015: The Photo Gallery

Commencement 2015: The Photo Gallery

Some photographic highlights from the 156th commencement ceremony

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2015 Student Presentation

Eight floors of classrooms and studios are transformed into exhibition space showcasing the art, architecture and engineering work of this academic year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thesis Year Snapshots: 2015

Thesis Year Snapshots: 2015

Three graduating students of The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture -- Arta Perezic, Dustin Atlas and J.A. Alonzo -- talk about their thesis proposals and where they are headed next

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School of Engineering: Senior Snapshots 2015

School of Engineering: Senior Snapshots 2015

David Katz, Jackie Song, Osaze Udeagbala and Quinee Quintana talk about where they came from, what they worked on in their final year, and where they are headed next

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School of Art: Senior Snapshots 2015

School of Art: Senior Snapshots 2015

Maria Rodriguez-Jimenez, Stephen Gurtowski, Elzie Williams, and Omari Douglin talk about how they got here, what they focused on in their senior presentations, and where they are headed next

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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.