May 23, 2024

Two Tyler Programs Receive STEM Designation

Author: Jordan Cameron

Two programs at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture have recently received STEM designation from the Department of Education and the Department of Homeland Security, a classification that benefits students while studying at Tyler and when they are ready to enter the workforce. Read More

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

February 6, 2024

The Origins of Tyler Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM

Author: Wanda Motley Odom

Decorative Digitalism, a merger of digital technology and delicate hand craftsmanship in jewelry, is the brainchild of Assistant Professor Doug Bucci, but in many ways its origins can be traced back 62 years to the founding of Tyler’s Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM program by pioneering artist and educator Stanley Lechtzin.“Stanley was looking for new possibilities in the field, and saw in the factory and industry environments tools and practices that could revolutionize the art of jewelry making and metalsmithing,” said Bucci, who co-curated the show with Saul Bell Design Award-winning artist Sungyeoul Lee.  Read More

December 18, 2023

Painting Professor Creates First Augmented Reality Experience at Philadelphia International Airport

Author: Jordan Cameron

A group of airborne schoolgirls greets travelers in Terminal F at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL). The young women are depicted in a mural, created by Adjunct Professor of Painting Ziui Chen Vance, in various states of jumping and raising their arms. There is a palpable movement to the brightly colored piece, but there is more to it than meets the eye.  Read More

November 14, 2023

Recent Faculty Achievements Roundup

Author: Alina Ladyzhensky

This fall and summer have been an exciting and prolific time for Tyler’s faculty members. Across every discipline and program, our accomplished faculty have been curating and participating in exhibitions around the world, writing and editing books and other publications, receiving recognition for their work through grants and awards, and more. Below is a roundup of their recent achievements and activities.  Read More