Arts & Culture

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.
October 20, 2016
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.
October 12, 2016
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.
October 10, 2016
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.
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.
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.