Temple Contemporary



In 2013, two-dozen Philadelphia schools were shuttered in an effort to close a budget deficit.  In response to these closings, Temple Contemporary has commissioned artist Pepón Osorio to create a new installation specifically addressing the loss of the Fairhill Elementary School in North Philadelphia, not far from Temple University. Click here for more information. (Photo courtesy Constance Mensh)

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    Temple Contemporary is exploring three questions of relevance this season. They are: Are we sufficiently bored? What are the changing values of wealth? If a the walls of a closed public school could talk, what would they say? Join us as we dive deeper into these questions through lectures, workshops, and exhibitions.

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Temple Contemporary

Our mission is to creatively re-imagine the social function of art through questions of local relevance and international significance. All of our programs are free and open to everyone. More