Art History Resources

In 2009, the Department of Art History moved with the rest of the Tyler School of Art into a technically advanced and stunning new building.  Uniting nearly all of the Tyler programs, this dynamic space encourages the interaction of the various departments within the school and promotes unprecedented synergy between art historical study, studio practice, and exhibition design, highlighted by Temple’s own contemporary art gallery. For additional discussion and pictures of the new Tyler building, read an article in The Chronicle of Higher Education (December 18, 2008).

The Department of Art History has been a leader within the Tyler School of Art and Temple University in its commitment to state-of-the-art digital technologies.  In addition to having fully digital, multimedia smart classrooms, the Department pioneered implementation of the Gallery (MDID) image database and its linkage to the university's online Blackboard course management system. Students and faculty also have access to ARTSTOR, Powerpoint, and other image management databases and softwares, both within the Tyler School of Art and through the Paley Library art resources.  Students express great enthusiasm for these innovative tools and resources.

Our location in Philadelphia provides access to excellent resources for the study and enjoyment of art, thanks to the wealth of museums, galleries, and research institutions in the city and region, including the following (click on each name for a link to the institution's website):

Philadelphia's art galleries are too numerous to list here, but helpful guides can be found at the following site: