reForm Opening Reception
In 2013, two-dozen Philadelphia schools were shuttered by city authorities in an effort to close a budget deficit. In response to these closings, Temple Contemporary has commissioned artist Pepón Osorio to create a new installation specifically addressing the loss of the Fairhill Elementary School in North Philadelphia, not far from Temple University.
Osorio worked with a group of teachers, students, parents, and neighbors to create an art project inside a Tyler School of Art classroom, which incorporates objects gathered from the closed Fairhill School building. Join us to celebrate the opening of this installation, which will remain open to the public from August 28th, 2015 to May 20th, 2016. Hours: 12-5 pm, Thursday to Sunday and by appointment.
Major support for reForm has been provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. Additional funding provided by the Surdna Foundation.