Temple Contemporary

Join the YAC!
Open to students aged 14-17.  The North Philadelphia Youth Advisory Council (YAC) is a group of teens who meet weekly to exercise thier power of agency in their communtieis.  The YAC is looking for ten students to be part of this exceptional group!  Click here for more details.

  • News

    We are pleased to announce that Temple Contemporary has been awarded $300,000 by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage for the development and implementation of a new project, Symphony for a Broken Orchestra. Symphony for a Broken Orchestra is a visionary new composition by David Lang featuring the School District of Philadelphia’s 1,500 broken instruments. For more information, please visit symphonyforabrokenorchestra.org

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    Watch & Listen

    Sit back and veg out while watching short videos documenting some of our past events. From internationally renowned artists and thinkers like Suzanne Lacy, Saskia Sassen, and Latasha Diggs, to some of our more hands-on projects like butter aerobics, ice cream casting and Funeral for a Home - you'll find plenty here.

    Watch & Listen
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    How & Why

    Many of our peer museums and galleries come up with a great idea and then start looking for an audience to come and see it. At Temple Contemporary, we start with the public first! Our programming is designed with the public at the forefront of our process. Learn about how we do it here.

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Temple Contemporary

Our mission is to creatively re-imagine the social function of art. All of our programs are free and open to everyone. More