Arts & Culture

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.
September 19, 2016
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.
September 14, 2016
Two women dancers embracing.
Monumental dance
Anywhere, choreographed by Kathy Westwater and commissioned by the Department of Dance, makes its debut at Temple this month.
September 13, 2016
The Pennsylvania Slave Trade historical marker at Penn’s Landing.
Historical marker recognizes slave trade
Charles L. Blockson, curator emeritus of the Blockson Afro-American Collection, Temple University Libraries, successfully submitted a proposal to designate a local slave port with a historical marker.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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