Think the summer heat is too much? See how Tyler students handle over 2,000 degrees inside the glassblowing studio.

A missing bust of Richard Allen, founder of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, was recovered with the help of Temple University art history professor Susanna Gold

Susanna Gold, assistant professor of art history at Temple University’s Tyler School of Art, helped to track down the long lost bust of Richard Allen, abolitionist and founder of the African Methodist Episcopal Church.

Originally on display at the 1876 Centennial Exposition in Fairmount Park the bust, which stands about two feet high, is believed to be the first work of public art completely conceived and sponsored by African Americans.

Gold was able to track down the work of art by following small mentions in the press over the years. She finally located the sculpture at Wilberforce University, where it has been on display since 1887.

“It’s rare,” Gold told the Philadelphia Inquirer.  “This is the first time the African American community sponsored and erected a public monument to an African American person that I’ve found in my research.”
Read more about this historic discovery here.

– Jazmyn Burton

June 3, 2010

I  came across this new website by Tyler School of Art senior Fiber Major, Caroline Gardner. Check out some of the projects that have been keeping her busy this semester.

Also, don’t forget to visit the Tyler School of Art Fibers blog to keep up with Gardner and her classmates throughout the semester.

Tyler student exhibits

April 2, 2010

It’s that time of year. Mid-term and end of semester projects are beginning to fill the hallways of Tyler School of Art.  Next time you’re in the area visit the creative enclave and browse interesting exhibits like the ones below.

March 2, 2010

A lunchtime chat with Carl Pope and Mari Hulick
Thursday, March 4th, 12 – 1 pm
Exhibitions seminar room, Temple Gallery
Tyler School of Art, 12th and Norris Streets
Space is limited; please RSVP at
Free and open to the public

In conjunction with Philagrafika 2010: The Graphic Unconscious at Temple Gallery, artist Carl Pope will present The Wall Remixed: The North Philadelphia Small Business Advertising Campaign along with collaborator and designer Mari Hulick.  Bring your lunches and learn about this major billboard installation on view through March 2010 in North Central Philadelphia.

Philagrafika 2010

January 12, 2010

Street artist SWOON's life-sized wheat-paste prints will be featured on north Philly walls during Philagrafika 2010

Look for art installations by SWOON in and around north Philly during PhilaGrafika 2010 a celebration of the role of print in contemporary artistic practice.

Involving more than 300 artists at more than 80 venues throughout the city, Philagrafika 2010 will be one of the largest art events in the United States and the world’s most important print-related exposition.

– Jazmyn Burton

January 6, 2010

Chad States

Photographic images are central in our culture. The presence and impact of photography is evident in contemporary art practice, as can be seen by the quality and volume of photography exhibited in galleries and museums, as well as in new web-based art forums.

Visit the Tyler School of Art digital photography portfolio to view work created by Temple students and faculty.

– Jazmyn Burton

Wolgin Prize Finalist Sanford Biggers selected films to be screened in conjunction with his Temple Gallery exhibition.  This week’s film is:

Elevator to the Gallows (Ascenseur Pour L’echafaud), 1957 (92 minutes)
Wednesday, October 14, 7pm

Tyler School of Art, 12th and Norris Streets, Lower Level, B004
Cohosted by STOOP, Tyler School of Art

Louis Malle’s Elevator to the Gallows is a “film noir” suspense thriller set to a Miles Davis soundtrack. A man who has fallen in love with his boss’ wife plans a murder to look like suicide so he can be with his love, but nothing goes as planned.

Glassblowing at Temple

July 27, 2009

Ever want to see the process by which a piece of glass becomes a piece of art? Check out this quick video a Tyler School of Art glassblowing class.