Tyler Blog

January 30, 2023

Jason McDonald (MFA '23) Honored With Glass Commission for Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

Author: Emily Herbein

Tyler graduate student Jason McDonald (MFA ‘23) has been fascinated by glassblowing since age 14, when he dived into the practice through the Hilltop Artists program in his hometown of Tacoma, WA. He has been equally influenced by the writings of African American Studies scholar Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, a talisman of sorts for McDonald in his own thinking and approach to art making.  So, it’s a point of pride for McDonald that he was invited to create a gift for Kendi, a graduate of Temple University’s MA and PhD programs in African American Studies, for the kickoff of a new speaker series, “Ideally Speaking, developed by Temple’s newly opened Center for Anti-Racism, on January 31.   Read More

January 24, 2023

Tyler's AED Presents Lecture Series Announces Lineup of Speakers

Author: Anonymous

The spring season of Tyler School of Art and Architecture's major speaker series — Critical Dialogues, AED Presents, and the Jack Wolgin Visiting Artist Lecture — begins this month featuring both in-house and internationally acclaimed practitioners. On the AED side, lecturers include a handful of Tyler's own faculty, who will discuss their research and how it informs their teaching, architects from local firms, and an architectural critic from the Philadelphia Inquirer.  A full schedule of events can be found here. Read More

January 20, 2023

Ceramics Artist-in-Residence Michael Dela Dika Explores Identity Through Spontaneity

Author: Emily Herbein

Michael Dela Dika is this year’s Ceramics Artist-in-Residence, and he describes this role as a hybrid of “adjunct professor meets visiting artist.” While spending time with students aside from his teaching schedule, Dika finds ways to share his real-world experience as a working artist by encouraging unconventional approaches to the medium and open conversations regarding vulnerability within one’s process. Outside of the classroom, Dika is presenting a new body of work at Ursinus College’s Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art in a solo exhibition titled Shaping Rhapsody, on view from January 20-May 12.   Read More

January 20, 2023

Distinguished Alumni Lecture: Dr. Laura L. Watts

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

"Passion of Place: Nineteenth-century Italian Painting in the Service of Politics" Monday Feb 27, 2023 5 (reception) 5:30-7 EST Tyler B082 Dr. Laura L. Watts (MA 1993; PhD 1999) is a Professor at Daemen University in Amherst, NY and author of the award-winning book, Italian Painting in the Age of Unification (Routledge, 2021). Event sponsored by the Art History Department and supported by Temple's GAF. This lecture is free and open to the public. Read More

January 11, 2023

Tyler Presents Lineup of Spring Visiting Artists and Lecturers

Author: Emily Herbein

The spring season of Tyler School of Art and Architecture's major speaker series — Critical Dialogues, AED Presents, and the Jack Wolgin Visiting Artist Lecture — begins this month featuring both in-house and internationally acclaimed practitioners. Areas of study include an absurdist approach to depicting the ecological crisis through sculpture, futuristic, multimedia landscapes that explore immigrant identity, new media and technology, museum curation, and the intersection between art and literature.  A full schedule of events can be found here. Read More

December 6, 2022

Professor Sally Harrison Honored at 2022 AIA Philadelphia Awards

Author: Emily Herbein

Professor of Architecture Sally Harrison is being honored with the 2022 Alan Greenberger Award from AIA Philadelphia. This annual award recognizes Community Design Collaborative leaders and AIA members for their commitment and service to the organization’s mission. Harrison is a registered architect, educator, and scholar. She is also co-founder of The Urban Workshop, a social impact design collaborative at Tyler School of Art and Architecture that engages underserved communities in creating environments that are beautiful, just, and sustainable.                                       Read More

December 1, 2022

Adé Cornelius (MArch '22) Speaks on Inclusivity at the 2022 Designing Libraries IX Conference

Author: Emily Herbein

Adé Cornelius (MArch ‘22) received unexpectedly exciting news following her graduation from Tyler's Master of Architecture program in August when she was invited to speak as a panelist at the 2022 Designing Libraries IX Conference held at Temple University’s Charles Library earlier this fall. After being introduced to Nancy B. Turner, Director for Planning, Strategy and Organizational Evolution at Temple Libraries by Kate Wingert-Playdon, Tyler Associate Dean and Director of Architecture and Environmental Design, Cornelius was given the opportunity to draft a presentation regarding inclusive spaces in libraries. Architects, librarians, planners, designers, and information technologists gathered at the event to “explore the achievements and challenges of designing libraries and learning spaces for the 21st century.”  Read More

November 30, 2022

Andrea Ray, Associate Professor of Instruction, Defines Sculpture Through Research and Rhetoric

Author: Emily Herbein

Andrea Ray, Associate Professor of Instruction in the Sculpture department, joins Tyler from a variety of fine arts institutions, including Parsons The New School in New York, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and Cooper Union.  Ray holds a PhD in Fine Art from the Malmö Art Academy of Lund University in Sweden where their doctoral project combined time-based art practice with gender and sexuality studies. Previously, Ray completed the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program, earned an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art, and has an undergraduate degree in material making from Rhode Island School of Design. Ray's practice includes a range of public presentations including art exhibitions, publications, and conference presentations.   Read More