Blog Archive

March 28, 2018

Therese Dolan to speak on fashion and impressionism at Barnes

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Dr. Therese Dolan (emerita) will give a lecture, "A la Mode: Fashion and Impressionism" at the Barnes Foundation, 2025 Ben Franklin Parkway, Saturday April 7, 11.30-12.30.  Her lecture is about the impact of Parisian fashion on Impressionism: in their attempts to to capture the look and feel of modern Parisian life, Impressionist painters often depicted stylish women sitting in cafes, strolling the newly renovated boulevards, and dancing at chic soirees as representatives of the fashion capital, where haute couture became synonymous.  Dr. Dolan will survey the theoretical, literary, and historical aspects of Parisian fashion and its impact on the arts. Read More

March 28, 2018

Gerald Silk will present at 2018 Association for Art History at the Courtauld

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Dr. Gerald Silk will be presenting a paper entitled, "Christo and Jeanne-Claude's "Wall of Oil Barrels - The Iron Curtain": Boundaries, Borders, Barriers, and Binaries at the 2018 Conference of the Association for Art HIstory at the Courtauld Institute of Art & King's College, London.  The talk is in the panel "Borders  of Culture and Identity", part of the broader art history session, "Beyond Boundaries: Artistic Inquiries into Borders and their Meaning(s)". The overall conference theme is "Looking OUtwards". Dr Silk will present on April 7, the last day of the conference.  Read More

March 27, 2018

Ximena Valle helps launch "The Women Led City"

Author: miranda.westrick

Ximena Valle an architecture faculty member was in the news for her part in an initiative called "The Women Led City".  "A group of 24 women from urban fields came together to talk about best practices and actions to promote and achieve equity in our industries and cities," Ximena said.   Ximena was interviewed by WHYY's PlanPhilly about the initiative, check out the article here!   (Photo credit: Matt Stanley for Center City District) Read More

March 26, 2018

Remembering John Christopher Knowles (1938-2018)

Author: Hillel Hoffmann

Earlier this month, the Tyler School of Art and Temple University families lost a cherished friend and colleague, John Christopher Knowles. His wife, Brigitte Knowles, senior associate dean and professor emerita at Tyler, wrote this obituary.   John Christopher Knowles, the founding chairperson of Architecture at Temple University, died March 18, 2018, of heart failure due to flu complications. John was born in England on December 20, 1938. He came to Philadelphia from Nottingham to study at the University of Pennsylvania with the architect, Louis I. Kahn, who became both a friend and mentor. Read More

March 26, 2018

Big Is Beautiful Show Reception

Author: Michael Smaczylo

Here are some pictures of the Underground Gallery “Big is Beautiful” reception showcasing artwork created by Thomas Holme school! The work exhibited a variety of mediums, color, textures, and cultures. Thomas Holme’s art teacher, Ms. Roksana Potocki, completed the Art Education program from Tyler School of Art in 2009 and also holds a Masters Degree in Education and is bilingual in Polish and English. She is also certified in English as a Second Language (ESL) instructor and is an expert in arts integration. The goal of her classroom is to teach, and develop an understanding and appreciation for art. Ms. Potocki embraces the diversity and includes the study of cultures in her lesson planning. She also supports the homeroom teachers and integrates literacy themes in her classroom. Read More

March 21, 2018

Placemaking class facilitates community design workshop

Author: Lynn Mandarano

Students in the Placemaking course engaged in a service-learning opportunity this semester.  They obtained hands-on community engagement placemaking experience by facilitating a Community Design Workshop for an EPA funded Brownfield Wide Area Planning grant.  Dr. Mandarano is co-teaching the Placemaking course this semester with Terence Milstead, Adjunct. This course provided the perfect opportunity to embed an experiential learning experience directly tied to the EPA project.  After receiving training on how to facilitate community-led placemaking discussions, students worked in teams to facilitate and document dialogues with local residents and private property owners aim at developing win-win redevelopment concepts for five vacant parcels in Philadelphia's North of Lehigh neighborhood. Read More

March 19, 2018

Tyler Graduate Leads Painting Fundraiser

Author: Kylie Doyle

Art exists as both a product of passion and fuel for it. There are many worthwhile causes that require assistance to garner both interest and funds to support them, and even more artists who work hard to bring these goals to fruition. Recently, Joy Waldinger, a Tyler Alum and a professional artist, hosted a fundraising event to support students in need. Joy Waldinger graduated from Temple University with a BS in Art Education, and is working on her master's degree in restorative practices. Read More

March 19, 2018

Erin Riley-Lopez (PhD student, Art HIstory) to give a lecture at the ICA

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Erin Riley-Lopez will be speaking on, "Gender in Contemporary Art from the 70s Feminisms to Today's Queer Cultures" at the ICA 's Coffee & Conversations series, Sunday, April 1st, at 2 PM.  The lecture is part of the show Tag: Proposals on Queer Play and the Ways Forward, For more information, see http://icaphila.org/programs/9101/coffee-conversation-roleplay-gender-in... Read More

March 15, 2018

Temple Contemporary launches Velocity Fund to support Philadelphia artists

Author: Hillel Hoffmann

Temple Contemporary at the Tyler School of Art (Temple University) has announced the creation of The Velocity Fund, an initiative that will directly support visual artists living in the city of Philadelphia with grants of up to $5,000. Established with the support of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Velocity Fund is one of 12 Regional Re-granting Programs launched by the foundation to fund “under-the-radar artistic activity” by partnering with leading cultural institutions in cities across the nation where the level of self-organized artistic activity is the highest. The Velocity Fund is the first Warhol Foundation-supported regional re-granting program in Pennsylvania, and only the second on the East Coast between Maine and Florida. Read More

March 7, 2018

Angela McQuillan, Painting B.F.A. '10, profiled in The New York Times

Author: econover

Angela McQuillan, a Philadelphia-based artist and curator, is profiled in the New York Times as part of the Business section's Vocations series. Currently the curator at the Esther Klein Gallery in Philadelphia, McQuillan studied painting at Tyler and graduated in 2010. Her work explores the intersection of science and the visual arts. Read more here.  Read More

March 1, 2018

Prof. Gerald Silk featured in Philly Voice

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Prof. Gerald Silk was interviewed by Philly Voice avout the legacy of Robert Indiana and his "LOVE" statue.  Find the interview at: http://www.phillyvoice.com/what-are-the-origins-of-the-love-design/ Read More