Upcoming Events & Exhibitions

Two Must-See Events!

Gloria Steinem, Salamishah Tillet, Melissa Manchester, Melissa Errico, Lisa Fischer, and other extraordinary women come to the Great Hall for two events celebrating Women's History Month. Plus a colonnade exhibition of great women who have appeared at Cooper Union

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As We Breathe: Solo Exhibit by Benjamin Degen A’98

Artist Benjamin Degen A’98, a longtime adjunct faculty member in the School of Art, presents new works in a solo exhibition that runs through March 11.

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Aerial Vehicle Team Wins Top Five for Design

The Cooper Union team placed in the top five for their Preliminary Design Report in the 2023 Vertical Flight Society’s Design-Build-Vertical Flight competition.

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The Gardiner Foundation Great Hall Forum

Thanks to a generous grant from the Gardiner Foundation, a new public programs series brings speakers to the Great Hall to talk about issues related to civic engagement and democracy.

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Campus Tours

Please join us for an open house event for prospective students. Get to know more about our programs and meet our community.

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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.