Arts & Culture

A colorfully painted DNC donkey representing Tennessee.
Temple artists design donkeys
As delegates flock to Philadelphia for the 2016 DNC, they’ll be greeted by a drove of Temple Made donkeys.
July 20, 2016
A man in a yellow shirt standing on a film set.
Alumnus’ film screened at prestigious film festivals
Derrick Williams, TFM ’98, produced “Ugly,” a coming of age story set in Newark, New Jersey.
June 22, 2016
An actor and the director of ‘A Fierce Kind of Love” posing in WHYY’s studio.
Institute on Disabilities’ ‘Fierce’ play, exhibit in spotlight
Temple’s Institute on Disabilities’ A Fierce Kind of Love initiative explores the story of the intellectual disability rights movement in Pennsylvania.
April 14, 2016
An actor on stage during a dress rehearsal of The Odyssey.
The road to opening night
Take a behind-the-scenes look at the road to opening night for Temple Theaters’ production of a timeless Greek classic.
Quest Rainey teaching a young girl to play drums.
Alumnus’ film follows North Philadelphia family
Jonathan Olshefski, SMC ’04, TFM ’11, spent nearly a decade documenting the happiness and hardship faced by the Rainey family.
A section of Fairmount Park with Philadelphia’s skyline in the distance.
Authors explore the history of Philadelphia's Fairmount Park
James McClelland and Lynn Miller will lead a discussion the park system that coincides with the 2016 Philadelphia Flower Show.
A student using a saw to build the Philadelphia Flower Show exhibit.
Temple students create exhibit for Philadelphia Flower Show
Students and faculty drew inspiration for this year's exhibit from the nearby Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site.
Several Oscar statuettes.
Temple at the Academy Awards
Adam McKay's 'The Big Short' is the latest Oscar-nominated film with ties to Temple.
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.
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.
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.
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.