Temple Contemporary

The Tyler School of Art and Architecture's center for exhibitions and public programming.

Echo-Systems: An Exhibition of Temple Students, Faculty, and Staff

Curated by Mollie Hansen MFA '25 in collaboration with students, faculty, and staff at Tyler School of Art and Architecture

May 8–31, 2024

Reception: Friday, May 17, 3–7 p.m.

Creativity ripples, resonates and spreads. Collaboration relies on a vast network of artists and professionals. These relationships form a dynamic ecosystem in which art making thrives. Echo-Systems explores the relationships of environment, culture, people, and perspectives that make up Tyler. 


Julia Cruz, Untitled. Gelatin Silver Print.

Coming of Age

The third annual exhibition of artwork by Tyler's Creative Scholars

May 8–31, 2024

Edgar Heap of Birds Family Gallery at Temple Contemporary

Reception: Friday, May 17, 6–8 p.m.

The Creative Scholars Program is a yearlong need-based full scholarship art program for talented high school students attending public and charter high schools in the School District of Philadelphia made possible through a generous grant from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation. 


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2024 MFA Thesis Exhibitions: Art, Work, Agency

The Tyler School of Art and Architecture at Temple University opens its 2024 MFA Thesis Exhibitions (February 28 - April 27) with a seven-week series of concurrent solo shows by 29 second-year students.

Collectively, the works reflect a variety of discipline-centric and mixed-media practices that celebrate visual narratives and explore the interplay of diverse materials, digital processes as a companion to hand fabrication, draftsmanship in printmaking, and multicultural perspectives and personal identity in graphic design, illustration, and UX/UI design.

View past MFA Thesis Exhibitions on STELLA, Tyler's virtual satellite gallery. 


(re)FOCUS Panel: (im)positions - Women Portraying Women’s Bodies

Friday, March 15 at 6:30 p.m.
First-Floor Auditorium, Science Education and Research Center (SERC)
Temple University

Tyler and Temple Contemporary hosts an alumni panel discussion entitled (im)positions - Women Portraying Women’s Bodies, featuring a conversation among visual artists Erin M. Riley (MFA ’09), Autumn Wallace (BFA ’18), and Chelsey Luster (BFA ’19), moderated by art historian and Tyler Professor Emerita Therese “Terry” Dolan, PhD.

The event is part of (re)FOCUS 2024, a citywide festival (January 27—May 31) celebrating the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking 1974 festival Philadelphia Focuses on Women in the Visual Arts, one of the first large-scale surveys of the work of contemporary American women artists.

Reception: 6-6:30 p.m. at Temple Contemporary, Tyler School of Art and Architecture

Gallery Hours:
Wednesday-Thursday 12 pm-8 pm
Friday-Saturday 11 am-6 pm

Image: Detail of (L-R) Chelsey Luster, Luster (2023); Erin Riley, Why Now (2021); Autumn Wallace, Fine Words Butter No Parsnips (2022). 



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