Arts & Culture

Charles Blockson speaking at a podium
Historian Charles Blockson to receive the Philadelphia Award
Charles L. Blockson, founder of the Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection, will receive the award at a ceremony on Temple’s campus on May 25.
April 25, 2017
The alphabet of social justice
The students created a social justice poster for each letter of the alphabet.
April 5, 2017
renowned artist Judy Pfaff, the first Jack Wolgin Annual Visiting Artist to come to Temple University’s Tyler School of Art
Renowned artist Judy Pfaff comes to Tyler School of Art
The pioneer will be the first Jack Wolgin Annual Visiting Artist, work with Tyler students and lecture to the public—all thanks to a generous gift.
April 3, 2017
Temple acting students rehearsing on stage before the opening of Reggie Hoops.
The anatomy of a play
Temple students worked with a Pulitzer Prize-nominated playwright to bring 'Reggie Hoops', an original play, to Randall Theater.
Three opera singers wearing brightly colored costumes and wigs performing on stage.
Temple Opera in the spotlight: 'The Impresario' and 'La Canterina' photos
Temple presented two wildly bold and funny operas rolled into one: ‘The Impresario’ and ‘La Canterina.’
Lighting equipment on the sidewalk outside the Temple Performing Arts Center.
Owls want more silver screen time for Philly
Two alumni are working toward the creation of a Philadelphia-based union for film and television crews to continue luring productions to the city.
A female student in zombie makeup
Zombies take Temple
Through a theater makeup class, students get hands-on experience in applying different kinds of makeup for different settings—including a zombie apocalypse.
A group of people on a film set.
Faculty film to screen at Philadelphia Film Festival
Associate Professor Elisabeth Subrin’s experience writing and directing her feature film debut has had a positive impact on her teaching.
Actors in costume on the set of Temple Theaters's production of Hairspray.
Hairspray: behind the scenes
From costume and set design to choosing the perfect wig, take a look at how Temple Theaters brought the musical "Hairspray" to the stage of Tomlinson Theater.
Paintbrushes and a woman painting in the background.
Philly’s art scene powered by Temple
Graduates of the College of Liberal Arts and the Tyler School of Art are influencing the city’s art scene.
Dan Campbell performing on stage while wearing a Temple t-shirt.
Alumnus rocks the stage
Dan Campbell, EDU ’11, frontman of the band The Wonder Years, shaped his perspective at Temple.
Dancers lifting each other up on stage with purple lighting.
Temple alumna designs for Fringe Festival
Natalia de la Torre, TFM ’06, designed beautiful costumes—and clothing that can withstand being thrown across stage—for three different shows at this year’s Fringe Festival.
Coltrane sitting with his saxophone.
John Coltrane exhibit honors musical legacy
Temple will partner the Philadelphia Jazz Project to present a series of events celebrating John Coltrane.