Blog Archive

November 17, 2021

Temple Contemporary Opens New Exhibition, "In Dialogue."

Author: Emily Herbein

The newest installation in Temple Contemporary, In Dialogue, features the works of several of Tyler’s visiting lecturers from the Critical Dialogue series as well as alumni lecturer Virgil Marti, whose work is pictured above with pieces from artists Eileen Neff and Patrick Macguire. The exhibition is curator Adam Blumberg’s attempt at laying out a cohesive and complimentary display from makers across all areas of the art world.   Read More

November 16, 2021

Remembering Professor Emeritus George Whiting, Landscape Architecture and Horticulture

Author: Emily Herbein

Professor Emeritus George C. Whiting was a constant presence in Tyler’s Landscape Architecture and Horticulture program even after his early retirement in 2006. He often made stops by the department on the Ambler campus in the years that followed to catch up with faculty and check in on the various programs, as his colleagues and students fondly remember.  Read More

November 15, 2021

MFA Graduates Reunite in Exhibition at Atelier Art Gallery

Author: Carin Whitney

The Tyler School of Art and Architecture presents Everything Must Go (Nov. 20 – Dec. 12), an exhibition featuring selected works from 2020 and 2021 MFA graduates at Atelier Art Gallery.The featured artists work across disciplines ranging from painting and sculpture to video and printmaking; exploring diverse aesthetics and conceptual perspectives. Though many of the artists have since moved away from Philadelphia upon graduating, this final gathering reveals how artists create and maintain communities across distance. Everything Must Go speaks to collective urgency—of closures and potential beginnings during uncertain times. Read More

November 9, 2021

Dr. Emily Neumeier Discusses "Using Wikipedia in the Art History Classroom" on the CAA Conversations Podcast

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Professors Emily Neumeier (Temple University) and Alex Dika Seggerman (Rutgers University-Newark) discuss their experience incorporating Wikipedia in the classroom, suggesting different types of assignments, the feminist origins of the “edit-a-thon” and how teaching students about the reliability and structure of online knowledge is perhaps one of the most pressing issues of our day.Emily Neumeier is assistant professor of Art History at Temple University. She specializes in the visual and spatial cultures of the Eastern Mediterranean, with a focus on the Ottoman Empire. Read More

November 8, 2021

Tyler Celebrates Three Award-Winning Professors

Author: Carin Whitney

Dona Nelson, professor of Painting, has received the College Art Association's prestigious 2021 Distinguished Teaching of Art Award. She joins a list of major figures who have firmly demonstrated the inseparability of teaching and artistic practice. Read More

November 2, 2021

The Whitney Museum Presents a Major Survey of Works by Alumna Jennifer Packer (BFA '07)

Author: Emily Herbein

This fall, the Whitney Museum presents Jennifer Packer: The Eye Is Not Satisfied With Seeing, the first major solo museum exhibition in New York for Tyler alumna Jennifer Packer (BFA '07). Coming to the Whitney from London's Serpentine Gallery, the exhibit is the largest survey of Packer's work to date, featuring over 30 drawings and paintings from the last decade that examine practices of observation, memory, and improvisation. The show's title is in reference to the biblical verse Ecclesiastes 1:8. Read More

November 1, 2021

Alena Firestone (Community Development '23) Featured in Planning Magazine

Author: Emily Herbein

Photo courtesy of Alena FirestoneAlena Firestone, Community Development ‘23, City Regional Planning ‘24, was recently featured in Planning Magazine’s Fall 2021 issue for a commentary in which she discusses the ties between public health and the need for adequate city planning techniques to combat inequity.   Read More