Contemporary sculpture is a broad and diverse field that includes object making, large-scale architectural installation, performance-based work, time-based work, and time-based media. 

The Sculpture Program provides the skills and concepts essential to creative growth. Courses are designed to integrate the development of technical skills with critical discourse and theory, and knowledge of contemporary sculpture. Tyler’s highly regarded Critical Dialogues series regularly brings nationally known artists, critics, and authors to campus to present their work, lead discussions and critique student pieces. Students are encouraged to explore interdisciplinary projects, which mesh public art with video, sound, performance, installation, and digital imaging.

Upcoming Events

Lecture Series

  • December 02, 2015
  • 6:00pm

Ruba Katrib is SculptureCenter's Curator and is responsible for organizing exhibitions, educational and public programs, publications and...

  • November 18, 2015
  • 6:00pm

Gloria Sutton is Assistant Professor of Contemporary Art History and New Media at Northeastern University in Boston. She received her PhD...


  • Beech Hall is Open for Business

    Many college students wonder where they will end up after graduating. You try to keep contact with your friends, you find a job, and you begin your life. Some might tr...

  • BFA Painting/ Sculpture Alumnus, Angela Washko speaking at Paley Library November 5th and 6th!

    Angela Washko Thursday, 5:30 PM, Paley Library Lecture Hall, Lecture, Going to the Source: Performance and Negotiation in Polarized Online Spaces Friday, 5:30 PM, Pale...

  • Sculpture Professor Karyn Olivier has a solo exhibit opening at NURTUREart!

    Please join us at NURTUREart gallery this Friday, October 23 at 7PM for the first talk in our 2015-16 Muse Fuse series. We are delighted to host artist Karyn Olivier f...

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    Strauss Bourque-Lafrance

    Strauss Bourque-Lafrance

    Strauss Bourque-Lafrance received his MFA in 2010.  He was awarded a fellowship to Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME, the following summer.  His 2012 exhibitions include; Porch Projects, Washington DC; The ICA, Philadelphia, PA; Airplane Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Arthouse at the Jones Center, Austin TX.  He was an Artist in Residence at Judson Memorial, Movement Research, New York, NY.  Strauss has been in group shows at White Flag Projects, St. Louis, MO and had solo shows at Kansas Gallery, New York, NY, T293, Rome italy and Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, NY where he is represented. Recently he also performed at The Kitchen in Dance and Process. More

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    November 13, 2015

    Tyler School of Art will host its fourth annual MFA Open Studios on Friday, November 13th, 2015, from 4 - 8pm.  Graduate studios will be

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    Philadelphia Sculpture Gym: Te(a)ch Exhibition

    April 03, 2015

    First Friday in April! Come check out some amazing work Philadelphia Sculpture Gym's  Te(a)ch exhibition! They have techs representing PA

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    Strauss Bourque-Lafrance received his MFA in 2010. He was awarded a fellowship to Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME, the following summer.

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    Critical Dialogues: Alexander Alberro and Dan Graham (Panel Discussion)

    October 30, 2013

    Alexander Alberro, Virginia Wright Professor of Art History at Barnard College and Columbia University in New York, is the author of Conc

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    Critical Dialogues, Christopher Eamon, "Film as Sculpture"

    September 18, 2013

    "Film as Sculpture" is the subject of a talk by curator, Christopher Eamon included in the Critical Dialogues Lecture Series organized by


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