Temple Contemporary

Temple Contemporary Temple Contemporary’s mission is to creatively re-imagine the social function of art through quest to 6 p.m. The gallery will be closed on Saturday, September 4.
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Temple Contemporary is open Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m.

Please join us next week for the opening reception of Echo-Systems. This exhibition will showcase collaborative works by...
05/01/2024

Please join us next week for the opening reception of Echo-Systems. This exhibition will showcase collaborative works by Temple students, faculty, and staff.

Wed May 8, 2024
3:00-7:00pm
Temple Contemporary

2001 N 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19121

Free and open to the public!

We are thrilled to be hosting Rajni Perera and Professor Rachel Grace Newman for next week’s Critical Dialogue lecture. ...
02/23/2023

We are thrilled to be hosting Rajni Perera and Professor Rachel Grace Newman for next week’s Critical Dialogue lecture. They will discuss issues of hybridity, futurity, ancestorship, immigration identity/cultures, monsters, dream worlds, and more.

The talk will be held Wednesday, March 1st, at 6:00 pm, in person and live-streamed on Zoom. You can register for the livestream at the link in our bio.

We are honored and excited to share this news: Tyler alumnus Edgar Heap of Birds (MFA '79), one of the most prominent Na...
02/06/2023

We are honored and excited to share this news: Tyler alumnus Edgar Heap of Birds (MFA '79), one of the most prominent Native American artists in contemporary art today, has donated $200,000 to the Tyler School of Art and Architecture to name an exhibition space within its public gallery and create an artist’s residency program focused on Native Americans in North America. The gift will be formally celebrated on February 9, 2023, with remarks, performances, and jewelry making workshops.

The exhibition space will occupy a 750-square-foot portion of Temple Contemporary, Tyler’s center for exhibitions and public programming, and will be named the Edgar Heap of Birds Family Gallery. Additionally, the gift will create an endowed fund to support Native American art programming at Tyler, including artist residencies and annual exhibitions by artists whose works primarily focus on the history and lived experiences of federally recognized tribal citizens in North America and bring attention to the lives, struggles and triumphs of Native Americans.

You can read the full press release in the link in our bio. We hope you will join us this Thursday the 9th for the opening of the space!

Photo by Ted West.

Repost Tyler School of Art and Arch.] : Please join us for the Edgar Heap of Birds Family Gallery Celebration and Dedica...
01/30/2023

Repost Tyler School of Art and Arch.] :

Please join us for the Edgar Heap of Birds Family Gallery Celebration and Dedication
Thursday, February 9, 2023
Tyler Atrium

Remarks and Performances
12:30–1:15 p.m.
Tyler Dean Susan E. Cahan
Adam Waterbear DePaul (CLA ’08), tribal council member and storykeeper, Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania
Lenape Nation musicians and dancers

Jewelry Making Workshops
1:30–2:30, 3:00–4:00, and 4:30–5:30 p.m.
Led by Tecumseh Ceaser, Wampum jewelry artist, Matinecock Turkey Clan, Long Island, NY

Register at the link in Tyler School of Art and Arch.] bio

Temple Contemporary’s Riso reopens for the semester this Wednesday, 1/25/23 at 10am! Students can begin signing up for t...
01/24/2023

Temple Contemporary’s Riso reopens for the semester this Wednesday, 1/25/23 at 10am! Students can begin signing up for time slots at that time.

RESCHEDULED! now on Weds, Feb 1, at 6 pm in Tyler Arch 104:Join two Tyler alums and Studio Technicians for a lively disc...
01/23/2023

RESCHEDULED! now on Weds, Feb 1, at 6 pm in Tyler Arch 104:

Join two Tyler alums and Studio Technicians for a lively discussion of their work as practicing artists, their career paths, and balancing it all. Jamison Mead (BFA ‘18) is a drawer, curator and painter. Matthew Speedy (MFA ‘17) is an artist and educator and co-runs INFORMATION, a project-gallery-studio-space in Philadelphia’s Port Richmond neighborhood.

The lecture will be held in Arch 104 at Tyler. We hope to see you there!

Welcome back and wishing everyone a wonderful start to the spring semester! We are very excited to kick off Critical Dia...
01/17/2023

Welcome back and wishing everyone a wonderful start to the spring semester! We are very excited to kick off Critical Dialogues this semester next week, 1/25 at 6:00 pm with and .user !

Join two Tyler alums and Studio Technicians for a lively discussion of their work as practicing artists, their career paths, and balancing it all. Jamison Mead (BFA ‘08) is a drawer, curator and painter. Matthew Speedy (MFA ‘17) is an artist and educator and co-runs INFORMATION, a project-gallery-studio-space in Philadelphia’s Port Richmond neighborhood.

The lecture will be held in Arch 104 at Tyler. We hope to see you there!

Photo courtesy of Matt Speedy

01/11/2023

Temple Contemporary will close at 6:00 p.m. today, Wednesday, January 11th, and tomorrow, Thursday, January 12th. We will resume our regular hours, 12:00 - 8:00 p.m. Wednesday - Thursday and 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Friday - Saturday next week.

Thank you .gatto for these installation shots of Beyond the Words of Earth! This show integrated custom plinths and pede...
12/15/2022

Thank you .gatto for these installation shots of Beyond the Words of Earth! This show integrated custom plinths and pedestals designed by and our install staff at TC and a scepter created during install by the incredible folks at . It really takes a village!
Beyond the Words of Earth is up until March 3rd, 2023.

A huge thank you to everyone who came out to the opening of  solo exhibition ‘Beyond the Words of Earth’!  This exhibiti...
12/12/2022

A huge thank you to everyone who came out to the opening of solo exhibition ‘Beyond the Words of Earth’! This exhibition is up through March 3rd so you have plenty of time to catch it! More install shots to come! 🪐🐴😷

On Saturday, November 19, from 9:30 am-12:30 pm we will be holding our first Creative Scholars Program Open House for te...
11/15/2022

On Saturday, November 19, from 9:30 am-12:30 pm we will be holding our first Creative Scholars Program Open House for teachers, counselors, parents, family and community members to experience what it’s like to be a creative scholar! We’ll start with breakfast, where you will have the opportunity to meet and greet current Creative Scholars, program staff, and educators. Then we’ll head to the classrooms for 30-minute activities in Intro to Glass, Intro to Animation, and Intro to Moving Images. Following the class sessions, we will share lunch and close for the day. Join us if you can! If you have young people in your life who might be
Future Creative Scholars, please share this as we encourage you to have them apply for our 2023-2024 academic school year. Applications will be open May 1, 2023.

We are excited to announce the next project we have been busy preparing behind the scenes- Beyond the Words of Earth.Bey...
10/28/2022

We are excited to announce the next project we have been busy preparing behind the scenes- Beyond the Words of Earth.

Beyond the Words of Earth is the Philadelphia debut of multi-disciplinary Toronto based artist Rajni Perera. This exhibition invites viewers into the commemoration of a future where borders, imperialist capitalism and ecological collapse have birthed the survival of Travellers –a humanoid species whose multi-ancestral technologies have allowed them to recreate planetary and interplanetary relations.  
 
This solo exhibition presents portraits, sculptures, and objects from Perera’s Traveller series. These works are exhibited to simulate a natural history museum, indicating an evolutionary timescale thousands of years into the future. The Travellers’ humanoid shapes still connect them to earthly pasts and honors the noble confidence and intelligence, that has maintained their interconnection through self and community knowledge. This presentation engages with the phenomena of off-worlding–a concept that is derived from Perera’s extensive research on histories of colonization and the nature in which imperialism has impacted immigration. It highlights the curious notion of sovereignty across the universe.  
 
Beyond the Words of Earth is a story in three dimensions—and demonstrates how mutation, adaptation, reimagining technology impact our future while untangling metaphors of space-travel within immigrant life. The exhibition features a new major work by Perera titled A Starry-eyed Subspecies, a sculptural work featuring a life-size Traveller and Post-Horse traversing a mutated and poisoned landscape left behind by greedy and wealthy corporate nations.  This work will be presented alongside other works that illustrate the history of Travellers. Please join us as we step into the future, and discover the fascinating stories of extinction and survival, and learn about some of the features that sets  Travellers apart from other species.

These are the final few days to see With or Without You: America, which closes this Saturday! Come on by! Temple Contemp...
10/27/2022

These are the final few days to see With or Without You: America, which closes this Saturday! Come on by!
Temple Contemporary is open today until 8 pm, Friday 11-6 and Saturday 11-6

An amazing talk tonight with  ,  and  director, Elizabeth Spungen. This hybrid virtual and in person program was organiz...
10/25/2022

An amazing talk tonight with , and director, Elizabeth Spungen. This hybrid virtual and in person program was organized by who partnered with us to present tonight’s Talk as a part of Tyler’s Critical Dialogue’s Series-an ongoing program that invites arts practitioners whose practices and scholarship illuminate the greatest questions of our time!

Philadelphia based artist Raúl Romero brought a sound activated dome to the Tyler Atrium this weekend, and was joined by...
10/25/2022

Philadelphia based artist Raúl Romero brought a sound activated dome to the Tyler Atrium this weekend, and was joined by Tyler Architecture professors Jeffrey Nesbit and Jeremy Voorhees for an illuminating discussion on sound, play, and the body in space among many other topics.

Thanks to everyone who came!

You can find more of Raúl’s work in With or Without You: America, open through the end of this week.

Photos by Will Lamont Toney

Temple Contemporary will be closed tomorrow, on Friday, October 14th as it is a University Wellness Day. We will reopen ...
10/13/2022

Temple Contemporary will be closed tomorrow, on Friday, October 14th as it is a University Wellness Day. We will reopen as normal on Saturday, October 15.

Be well, everyone 🙂❤️

We are so excited to start the Creative Scholars program year tomorrow! We can’t wait to welcome 36 youth from The local...
09/30/2022

We are so excited to start the Creative Scholars program year tomorrow! We can’t wait to welcome 36 youth from The local area to where they will spend the year learning, dreaming and creating artworks! Stay tuned for more!

Another community riso week in the books, thank you to everyone who came out!!! And many many thanks to  of  as well as ...
09/20/2022

Another community riso week in the books, thank you to everyone who came out!!! And many many thanks to of as well as .png and our TC riso techs for their expertise 🔥

Some   updates after our seed packet project and seedling giveaway last spring :) Hopi Dye Sunflower and Bronze Fennel. ...
09/06/2022

Some updates after our seed packet project and seedling giveaway last spring :)
Hopi Dye Sunflower and Bronze Fennel. Have a great rainy day, everyone!

Hi all we will have different hours than normal this weekend in observance of Labor Day! Text: Temple Contemporary will ...
09/01/2022

Hi all we will have different hours than normal this weekend in observance of Labor Day!

Text: Temple Contemporary will be closing for the weekend at 1 pm on Friday, September 2nd in observance of Labor Day. We will reopen on Wednesday, September 7th.

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2001 N 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA
19122

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Wednesday 11am - 6pm
Thursday 11am - 6pm
Friday 11am - 6pm
Saturday 11am - 6pm

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