Arts & Culture
Temple University Press authors Deborah Willis and Barbara Krauthamer's book, 'Envisioning Emancipation: Black Americans and the End of Slavery,' has won an NAACP Image Award for 'Outstanding Literary Work—Non-Fiction.'
March 5, 2014
A walk through Temple’s Philadelphia Flower Show exhibit is a walk through time. Seventeen landscape architecture students and four horticulture students spent months developing the exhibit. In the Ambler Campus Greenhouse, horticulture staff have been working since August to help select the plant palette and ensure the plants and trees were ready for the show.
February 27, 2014
From a play about teen aggression to Hadyn at the Kimmel Center, performances of all kinds bloom at Temple this semester. Here are some highlights.
February 12, 2014
One of the foremost academic journals about the classics, “Classical World” is moving from New York University—where it was based for the past 20 years—to Temple.
Temple’s Diamond Marching Band is ready for its close-up: Among other high-profile performances this year, the band will appear in the new Martin Scorsese film, “The Wolf of Wall Street,” and in the remake of “Annie,” starring Jamie Foxx (pictured).
Tarell Alvin McCraney’s “The Brother/Sister Plays” is a trilogy of interconnected stories set in a fictional Louisiana town. The plays includes “In the Red and Brown Water,” “The Brothers Size,” and “Marcus; or the Secret of Sweet,” the plays are being presented as a rotating repertory in two parts in Tomlinson Theater through Sunday, Nov. 24.
Adam McKay, CLA ’90, first took the stage to try stand-up comedy while a Temple student—and he was terrible at it. McKay later found success as one-half of the duo behind movies including Anchorman, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby and Step Brothers, and as a founder of the website FunnyOrDie.com.
Student artists are adding a splash of color to the walls of the Independent Hotel in Center City Philadelphia. Temple’s widely acclaimed Tyler School of Art partnered with the Independent Hotel to present a rotating art program—featuring 14 original pieces—on display in the main areas of the hotel. The exhibit will be open through February 2014.
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, music director of the Philadelphia Orchestra, conducted his first free neighborhood concert at the Temple Performing Arts Center last week. Yannick, dressed in a cherry and white Owls football jersey, lead the orchestra through several selections, including Tchaikovsky’s "Romeo and Juliet" and Ravel’s "Bolero." The concert was hosted by the Office of Government, Community and Public Affairs, and was presented by Wells Fargo.
This weekend, Tyler students, alumni and other local artists will showcase their talents at the second annual Art Market at Tyler. Works by more than 25 artists working in glass, fibers, painting, photography and other media will be on display and available for purchase at various price points. The market will be held on Friday from noon to 7 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. at Tyler School of Art.
The Restoring Ideals project was born out of a need to support local non-profit and civic organizations committed to preserving Philadelphia’s founding principles of tolerance, equality and independence. Project designers Temple Contemporary, WHYY and a consortium of other partners invited several organizations to submit videos explaining the mission of their work and their need to preserve records, documents and other relics. The ten organizations with the most votes will have one item from their archives professionally restored by conservators at Temple Contemporary.
Temple University made its big debut on the popular HBO series "Boardwalk Empire" this season. The show features Temple circa 1924, where Willie Thompson, the nephew of main character Nucky, is a sophomore. The first episode featured Willie singing the Temple fight song, while another included snippets of Russell Conwell's most famous speech. Though many characters have been fictionalized, the accuracy of Temple's portrayal is thanks in part to alumnus Edward McGinty, FOX ’89, whom the show hired as a research consultant for the show.
The Center for the Arts' fall event schedule will explore origins and life cycles through art, music and theater. The themes showcased through these events, while unintentional, parallel the originality of the Center for the Arts itself: its recent 2012 birth has sparked a wave of collaborative work among several established and thriving arts programs.