Arts & Culture

a student working on the exhibit
Temple invites Flower Show visitors to 'ungarden' their gardens
At the 2020 Philadelphia Flower Show, Temple University landscape architecture and horticulture students and faculty are encouraging visitors to rethink their notions about the suburban landscape.
February 26, 2020
The entrance to the Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection
Black History Month: Five must-see exhibits at the Blockson Collection
The Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection is the perfect place to visit for Black History Month.
February 7, 2020
Three MFA students act out a scene from 'Somewhere,' a new play commissioned by Temple Theaters.
Finding 'Somewhere': the making of a Temple Theaters play
A look behind the scenes at the play, receiving its world premiere at Temple.
February 4, 2020
Temple University professor Timothy Welbeck in conversation with Wyclef Jean
What to read, watch and see for Black History Month
Africology and African American Studies lecturer Timothy Welbeck shares his recommended reading and viewing list.
Constant Renaissance album on CD
Student and faculty musicians are Grammy hopefuls
“Love, A Beautiful Force,” penned by superstar composer and arranger Vince Mendoza, features the Temple University Studio Orchestra.
Tyler faculty and students roll pinhole camera
Tyler School of Art and Architecture creates giant mobile camera
Tyler Photography and Architecture students and faculty collaborated to build a room-sized pinhole camera and “mobile gallery” to activate public spaces and spark curiosity.
Tupac diamond earring and gold crown medallion
See for yourself: Tupac Shakur material at Temple’s Blockson Collection
The memorabilia includes a dozen handwritten documents and bullet-dented medallion.
Lisa Grunberger standing on stage
English professor prepares play for Fringe Festival
Associate Professor Lisa Grunberger’s play brings levity to the serious subject of infertility.
Cardboard sculptures on display at the Tyler School of Art.
Mind to paper, Tyler gives high school students space to create
Two full-scholarship programs funded by the Tyler School of Art allow local high school students to continue their art education during the summer.
If you’ve visited City Hall, or just passed by it in the last couple weeks, maybe you noticed a colorful neighbor to our nation’s flag—the rainbow flag.   It’s been a symbol of pride and unity for the LGBTQIA+ community since 1978 (it’s a little different in Philadelphia as of last year—more on that later) and the flag is raised at City Hall every June to celebrate Pride Month.   Temple Now talked with Associate Professor of English and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies Brad Windhauser to dig d
The idea of Pride is thought to have started in Philadelphia, says professor
Associate Professor Brad Windhauser discusses Philadelphia’s LGBTQIA+ history in celebration of Pride Month.
a wearable art table illusion created by a Tyler student
Wearable Art Show celebrates “art that moves”
Don’t call it a fashion show­—this annual end-of-academic-year event at Temple’s Tyler School of Art breaks down barriers separating artistic disciplines.
Photos of Michelle Obama on display at Paley Library
Former White House photographer to visit Temple
Paley Library is hosting an exhibition of photos of Michelle Obama taken by former White House photographer Amanda Lucidon.
Christopher "Quest" Rainey teaches drums
10 years later, alumnus’ film about North Philly family to debut
Olshefski began filming the documentary while studying at Temple.