Back to Blog October 8, 2019

Tyler alumni and faculty featured in an exhibition of visionary Philadelphia craft artists from the last 70 years

Author: Zachary Vickers

From October 9–November 10, 2019, numerous alumni as well as current and former faculty of the Tyler School of Art and Architecture will be featured in a monumental exhibition, Philadelphia: Then and Now 1950–2019, presenting works from more than 50 Philadelphia-based craft artists from the last seven decades.

Bertrand Productions, in collaboration with Helen Drutt (BFA '52), Matthew Drutt and Globe Dye Works, will include 14 emerging and mid-career artists as well as more than 40 historic works in various craft media by artists celebrated in their field.

Philadelphia: Then and Now is part of the programming for The American Craft Council “Present Tense 2019” conference in Philadelphia (October 10–12, 2019), which will host a national conversation on craft’s relevance as a powerful catalyst for navigating and making meaning in an increasingly complex present.

Of the more than 50 artists featured in the exhibition, over one-third represent individuals affiliated with Tyler:

  • Doug Bucci, assistant professor of instruction and head of Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM
  • Amber Cowan (MFA '11), adjunct professor of Glass
  • Jon Clark (former faculty)
  • Chad Curtis, associate dean and associate professor of Ceramics
  • Raymond Gallucci (MFA '53)
  • Ted Hallman (BFA '56)
  • Daniella Kerner (MFA '77 and former faculty)
  • Lewis Knauss (MFA '73)
  • Nick Kripal (former faculty)
  • Stanley Lechtzin (former faculty)
  • Roberto Lugo, assistant professor and head of Ceramics
  • Rod McCormick (BFA '74)
  • Sharyn O'Mara, associate professor of Glass
  • Vicki Sedman (former faculty)
  • Rudolf Staffel (former faculty)
  • Paula Winokur (BFA '58)
  • Robert Winokur (BFA '56 and former faculty)
  • Stacey Lee Webber (former faculty)
  • Mallory Weston, assistant professor of instruction of Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM

Philadelphia: Then and Now 1950–2019
October 9–November 10, 2019
Opening: Saturday, October 12, 7–9 p.m.
4500 Worth Street, Philadelphia, PA 19124