Tyler News

    April 10, 2024

    Tyler Faculty Take a Lead in Climate Action

    Author: Wanda Motley Odom

    For the last two years, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture Rob Kuper has been diligently working with fellow faculty members to organize around the topic of climate change, particularly how institutions such as Temple University can reduce their use of fossil fuels.On April 18, Kuper will combine his efforts with other proponents of decarbonization at Temple for a community conversation, “Your Role in Decarbonizing Temple,” about innovative solutions to promote the use of renewable energy and make the university’s energy infrastructure less reliant upon fossil fuels. Read More

    March 26, 2024

    Temple Rome Expands Rich History with Campus Move

    Author: Wanda Motley Odom

    Temple's Rome Campus is relocating to Piazza di Spagna, a historic area in the Eternal City that offers students a more immersive cultural experience surrounded by landmarks, museums, cafés and shops. For almost 30 years, thousands of Tyler and Temple students have enjoyed the temporary homeliness and comfort of the campus, located in a 15th-century palazzo, the Villa Caproni, situated in the historic heart of the city near the Piazza del Popolo. The location, across the Tiber River from Rome’s Prati neighborhood, has provided students with a beautiful and culturally immersive setting for their studies. Read more Read More

    March 21, 2024

    Four Tyler Alums Selected for 2024 Wind Challenge Exhibitions

    Author: Wanda Motley Odom

    Amid Philadelphia’s vibrant art scene, the Wind Challenge at Fleisher Art Memorial has long stood as a harbinger of creative ingenuity and excellence. This prestigious annual juried competition, established in the late 1970s, has consistently celebrated emerging artist who push the boundaries of art making.This year’s Wind Challenge winners include four Tyler alums – Brynn Hurlstone (MFA ’23, Glass), Sean Starowitz (MFA ’23, Sculpture), Idalia Vásquez-Achury (MFA ’22, Photography), and Kim Altomare (BFA '13, Painting) – whose creative practices continue this tradition of innovation through distinctive ways of combining materials and methods to tell unique stories. Read More

    March 19, 2024

    Tyler GAID Professor Honored Among Women Leading the 175th Initiative

    Author: Jordan Cameron

    Every year for Women’s History Month, Pennsylvania State Rep. Mary Isaacson, in coordination with community leaders and advocates, honors exceptional women living or working in her legislative  district who have led efforts to improve the daily lives of Pennsylvanians. The 2024 cohort includes Abby Guido, Associate Professor of Graphic and Interactive Design. Isaacson, who represents Philadelphia’s 175th State Legislative District, selected Guido for the recognition, “due to the actions [she has] taken in shaping the everyday lives of Pennsylvanians, future of our neighborhoods and our great City” through her community-focused volunteer work. The district includes Fishtown, Northern Liberties, part of Center City, Society Hill and Queen Village. Read More

    March 7, 2024

    Printmaking Major Researched Ways To Create Her Own Canon

    Author: Wanda Motley Odom

    This is the last of four articles in a series about Tyler's Spring 2023 CARAS grant awardees.In Printmaking major Deejay Bosca’s lithograph Diez Años del Movimiento Colibrí (Pink), the head and shoulders of an ethereal figure loom large in the center of the composition as a small, delicate figure floats prostrate on hair-like tendrils below. A shadowy face with an arched eyebrow stares from the upper right corner, while vertical striations, diagonal shafts of light, and bulbous forms appear suspended in air.  Read More

    March 6, 2024

    Tyler Foundations Courses Collaborate on Cloud Quilt

    Author: Jordan Cameron

    A unique type of quilt blanketed the central portion of the yellow hallway on the Tyler School of Art and Architecture’s second floor recently, a visual patchwork of designs that reflect hugely varied concepts of weather.This student art installation, called Cloud Quilt, is a collaboration among the Foundations Department’s three first-year studio courses: Drawing, 2D Design, and 3D Design. Guided by the theme of “weather,” students were asked to consider how speed and direction of motion can be visually communicated to mimic the movement and noise of a weather event. Read More

    February 26, 2024

    Architecture Professor Designs with Neuroscience in Mind

    Author: Wanda Motley Odom

    When Associate Professor of Architecture Na Wei contemplates new ways to design buildings, she doesn’t only consider the architectural elements and materials that she might use. Wei also ponders how those components can influence the way people think and feel.“My current research delves into the intersection of architecture and neuroscience, particularly through dynamic experiments in architectural spaces to study the relationship between architectural form language and human perception,” said Wei, who in December was a guest speaker at the 2023 International Conference on Neuroaesthetics, held in Guangzhou, China. Read More

    February 22, 2024

    Professor Pepón Osorio and Edgar Heap of Birds (MFA '79) Named 2024 Arts and Letters Awardees

    Author: Alina Ladyzhensky

    Pepón Osorio, Laura H. Carnell Professor of Community Art, and Tyler alum Edgar Heap of Birds (MFA '79) have been honored as 2024 Awards in Art recipients by the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the organization announced in a press release. Since 1942, the awards have been selected annually by Arts and Letters members. The 2024 awards, totaling $125,000, were granted to eleven established and emerging artists. Read More

    January 3, 2024

    Exhibition Supported by Tyler Glass Program On View at Corning Museum of Glass

    Author: Alina Ladyzhensky

    Disclosure: The Whiteness of Glass, currently on view at the Corning Museum of Glass (CMoG) in upstate New York, addresses systemic racism, exclusion, and inequality in the field of glass through a research-based, collective exhibition. Previously hosted by the Center for Craft in Asheville, NC, the exhibition includes works that were created during a collaborative studio session hosted at Tyler’s glass studios in 2022.  Read More


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