Temple Contemporary

The mission of Temple Contemporary at Tyler School of Art and Architecture is to creatively re-imagine the social function of art through questions of local relevance and international significance.

Learn more about the questions that Temple Contemporary asks here. See how they manifest into projects here.

Explore three of our latest projects below:

  • May 2021: Learning to See : Denise Scott Brown

    This May, experience the larger-than-life photography of iconic architect Denise Scott Brown. Her images capture the beauty and banality of cities, and highlight the significance of pop art in the American built environment. Scott Brown is co-founder of celebrated architecture firm, Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates.

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  • Double Rainbows Project

    When families in Philadelphia couldn’t go out to play, children helped bring joy to neighbors by displaying rainbows in windows from inside their homes. We are collecting these rainbows to be displayed online at Please Touch Museum and at DoubleRainbows.org as a show of citywide unity, happiness and hope.

  • The Ongoing Revolution

    Temple Contemporary will uncover the overlooked stories that have contributed to the United States’ ongoing pursuit of equality, tolerance, and independence. With the intent to connect present-day concerns to the country’s revolutionary legacy, this discovery process will culminate in a public forum at the Museum of the American Revolution.

    Ongoing Revolution Project