March 12, 2021

    Karyn Olivier Wins Commission at Bethel Burying Ground Historic Site Memorial

    Author: Zachary Vickers

    Karyn Olivier, associate professor of Sculpture at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture has won a commission by The City of Philadelphia’s Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (OACCE) and the Bethel Burying Ground Historic Site Memorial Committee for her memorial design entitled Her Luxuriant Soil. “Karyn’s proposal is not only a memorialization of our past, but it also communicates what we value as a city,” said Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney. “When they view Her Luxuriant Soil...visitors...will understand that the City of Philadelphia truly values the diversity of our history and the contributions of African Americans.” Read More

    October 7, 2019

    Karyn Olivier creates new site-specific work, finalist for another

    Author: Zachary Vickers

    Karyn Olivier, associate professor of Sculpture at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture, was featured in a The Philadelphia Inquirer story describing the proposals of three finalists selected to design a memorial to Dinah, a once-enslaved woman who saved the city's historic Stenton House from burning during the Revolutionary War. Read More

    February 21, 2018

    2018 MFA Exhibitions

    Author: Zachary Vickers

    The Department of Exhibitions and Public Programs of the Tyler School of Art and Architecture is pleased to host solo thesis exhibitions for 32 of Tyler's MFA Candidates. The exhibitions will take place February 21 – April 21 with a new show opening each Wednesday. A free reception will be held every Friday, 6 – 8 p.m. Come enjoy refreshments and speak with the artists themselves!   Click names below for more information.   February 21 – 24 Opening February 23, 6 – 8 p.m. Images left to right Graduate Arts Community Group Show Shwarga Bhattacharjee Elmi L. Ventura Mata Read More

    November 2, 2017

    MoMA acquires sculpture by Barbara Chase-Riboud

    Author: tug67997

    The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) has acquired The Albino (aka All that Rises Must Converge/Black), 1972, its fourth acquisition of Barbara Chase-Riboud's work. Her solo show Barbara Chase-Riboud--Malcolm X: Complete is currently on view at Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York.  Chase-Riboud received her Bachelor of Fine Art from Tyler in 1957.   Read More

    September 27, 2017

    Recent work from Professor Philip Glahn

    Author: tug67997

    Philip Glahn’s recent writings include “Interrogating Invention: Electronic Café and the Politics of Technology,” Panorama (Summer/Fall 2016) and the forthcoming “The Future is Present: Electronic Café and the Politics of Technological Fantasy,” both co-authored with Cary Levine as part of a book project concerning 1980s art-activist telecommunication initiatives in Los Angeles. Glahn is co-initiator and -organizer of the ongoing interdisciplinary research colloquium “Toward a Technics of Aesthetics: Technology, Politics, and Contemporary Culture” at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and was a visiting lecturer and critic at Towson University in Baltimore. Read More


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