Temple Contemporary

Hands holding a drum with a slit in it
Mending the music
Type: News Story
This weekend, instruments rescued by Temple Contemporary for its ‘Symphony for a Broken Orchestra’ will be played in their damaged state during a concert to showcase their potential.
November 29, 2017
A large display of musical instruments and chairs hanging on a gallery wall.
Symphony for a Broken Orchestra
Type: News Story
The broken instruments on display at Temple Contemporary will be used to create an original composition performed by artists from around Philadelphia.
October 24, 2016
Using soot, artist draws mural on Montgomery Garage
Type: News Story
This week, artist Caroline Rothwell used carbon emissions as a medium to draw a temporary mural of endangered plants on the north wall of Temple's Montgomery Garage.
October 1, 2015
'Philadelphia Explained' exhibit continues to amaze
Type: News Story
Paula Scher, TYL '70, and Keith Hartwig, TYL '11, collaborated on a large-scale installation that provides a look at the entire city through a hand-painted map covering the walls and floor of Temple Contemporary.
June 22, 2015
Art installation bathes Temple Contemporary in colorful stripes
Type: News Story
The work of Tyler Distinguished Alumni Mentoring Program participants culminated in the exhibit "Polly Apfelbaum + Dan Cole: For the Love of Gene Davis," currently on display at Temple Contemporary.
June 18, 2014
Temple gallery preserves Philadelphia’s founding ideals
Type: News Story
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.
October 4, 2013
New Temple Contemporary exhibition generates buzz
Type: News Story
A new observation beehive designed by artist Hilary Berseth has been installed in Temple Contemporary at Tyler School of Art. Over the next few months, visitors can watch as the bees gradually create a magnificent work of art.
October 2, 2012
Temple Contemporary's leading light
Type: News Story
The art gallery at the Tyler School of Art once known as Temple Gallery has a new name — Temple Contemporary — and a window full of neon signs. But the biggest changes are within, where Tyler Director of Exhibitions and Public Programs Robert Blackson has redefined the art gallery experience for visitors and enlisted the Temple and Philadelphia communities' to keep programming relevant.
September 25, 2012