Arts & Culture

Yolanda Wisher posing in front of a tree.
Alumna Yolanda Wisher named Philadelphia’s third poet laureate
Temple College of Liberal Arts alumna is Philadelphia’s third poet laureate, and the third Owl in the post.
February 9, 2016
Terell Stafford conducting a jazz orchestra.
Temple alumni and faculty nominated for prestigious NAACP awards
Winners will be awarded during a televised ceremony on Friday, Feb. 5.
February 3, 2016
A male teen from the documentary ‘The Bad Kids’ holding a chain link fence.
Alumni film to debut at Sundance
Directed by Owls Keith Fulton, TFM ’95, and Lou Pepe, TFM ’97, ‘The Bad Kids’ offers insight into the effect of poverty on education in the U.S.
January 20, 2016
Adam McKay posing at an event for his film The Big Short.
Owl earns Oscar nominations
Adam McKay’s film 'The Big Short' is in the running for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Directing.
A Temple theater student performing in a stage production.
Award-winning playwright heading to Temple
Theater students and faculty will collaborate with Kristoffer Diaz, Temple's first playwright-in-residence.
Owl designs World Meeting of Families logo
Graphic designer Bill Milnazik, TYL ’79, recently added a high-profile client to his list: the World Meeting of Families 2015 Congress, which includes the much-anticipated visit by Pope Francis to Philadelphia.
Theater season opens with historic drama ‘for colored girls...’
Temple Theaters kicks off its 48th season this week with a 40th anniversary production of ‘for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf’ by poet and activist Ntozake Shange.
September events at Temple Contemporary
With the fall 2015 semester already in full swing and the recent opening of 'reForm' on Aug. 28, Temple Contemporary has a full lineup of don’t-miss events for the month of September.
Temple Contemporary show in ‘New York Times’
reForm, an exhibition at Temple University’s Tyler School of Art, was featured in 'The New York Times' on Saturday, Aug. 29. The story appeared in the national print edition of the 'Times' and on the front page of the “Art & Design” section in the New York area.
Winning September, on campus and off: 12 things to do this month
12 things to do on campus and around Philly this September
Temple faculty, alumnus awarded Pew Fellowships
Three faculty members and one alumnus are recipients of 2015 Pew Center for Arts & Heritage fellowships, which support the arts in Philadelphia.
Tyler professor emeritus featured in the ‘NYT’
A review of two new exhibitions by Stanley Whitney, professor emeritus of painting and drawing at Tyler School of Art, was published in ‘The New York Times.’
Tyler professor selected to create public art installation
Sculpture Professor Karyn Olivier was chosen by the city of Philadelphia's Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy to construct a public art installation in Philadelphia's Stenton Park.