May 15, 2003 |
The Tyler School of Art, Temple University's premier art institution, will move to the university's campus in North Philadelphia from its present location in Elkins Park. A new, four-story building will be built on the site bounded by 12th, Marvine, Norris and Diamond streets. The university hopes to open it in September 2006. Mayor Street hailed the decision by Temple as another example of a reversal of the decades-long trend of institutions and businesses leaving the city.
May 10, 1987 |
Temple University administrators are considering moving the Tyler School of Art from Elkins Park to Temple's main campus in North Philadelphia as part of a plan to consolidate several college arts programs in one building. Temple vice president James Hilty said Thursday that as part of the university's plan to develop the eastern portion of the main campus - a section that stretches east of Broad Street - administrators have considered combining Tyler's program with others offered at the main campus.
January 6, 1999 |
Richard H. Reinhardt, 77, of Newtown Square, a silversmith and jewelry maker who spent more than 50 years at the University of the Arts as a student, teacher of crafts, and school official, died of bladder cancer Dec. 29 at Paoli Memorial Hospital. During the 1950s, Mr. Reinhardt founded the jewelry and metalsmithing programs and was chairman of the crafts department at the Philadelphia Museum School of Art. When the school became the Philadelphia College of Art in the early 1960s, he was chairman of the industrial design department.
September 13, 1990 |
With the unfurling of a green school banner and a rousing feminist speech at an outdoor convocation at Logan Circle yesterday, students and administrators at Moore College of Art and Design reaffirmed their commitment to retaining its status as a school for women only. Officials of the 146-year-old school formally announced that they had, at least temporarily, abandoned discussions begun last spring of a possible merger with the University of the Arts. The discussions provoked an outpouring of sentiment among students, faculty, alumna and staff, who organized over the summer in opposition to the plan.
July 19, 1987 |
For more than a half-century, it has stood as a symbol of culture in eastern Montgomery County. With its sprawling buildings tucked among 13 acres of verdant hills in the Elkins Park section of Cheltenham, Temple University's Tyler School of Art offers prospective artists a setting that's serene - yet minutes away from the hum and buzz of Center City Philadelphia. "It's easy and carefree to work while you're out here," said Jeff Mitchell, 29, a graduate student at the campus who hails from Seattle.
January 20, 1995 |
Jack Cowart, chief curator of the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, had an unusual perspective on the 97th annual exhibition staged by the fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Cowart was one of two jurors who selected the show; the other, Gregory Gillespie, is an artist who lives in Massachusetts. The Corcoran, like the Pennsylvania Academy, is an art school as well as a museum. Writing in the exhibition checklist, Cowart observes that he often wonders what happens to art students after they leave "structured academics and studios" behind.
May 5, 1998 |
A year since a move was first proposed, the fate of Temple University's Tyler School of Art campus in Elkins Park remains unknown because a task force assigned to review the pros and cons missed its April 30 deadline for reporting to university president Peter Liacouras. The task force will be about two weeks late with its report, said Rochelle Toner, Tyler's dean and a task force member. "We're still deliberating," Toner said yesterday. "There are a number of scenarios being considered, and the cost estimates are time-consuming.
December 12, 2004 |
Despite questions raised by its grant administrator, the Delaware River Port Authority has awarded $250,000 in bridge-toll proceeds to a new Philadelphia art school run by an internationally famous artist whose portraits of the rich and famous fetch six-figure fees. The grant is the largest single award given to an institution by a DRPA fund aimed at boosting arts and cultural organizations in Philadelphia and its suburbs. It will nearly double the school's budget for the next two years.
September 26, 2000 |
Gov. Ridge comes to Philadelphia today bearing a big gift: $15 million to help fund a major expansion of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Ridge will announce the award this morning at a news conference at the nearly 200-year-old art school and museum, housed in a landmark 1876 Frank Furness building at Broad and Cherry Streets. The money, from the state's capital redevelopment assistance program, will be used to renovate an 11-story office building on Broad Street, just across Cherry Street.
April 25, 2005 |
Such a small, simple change: 15 tables, 15 umbrellas, 60 chairs, and a serving cart on the sidewalk outside the Moore College of Art & Design. But those tables, chairs and umbrellas - an actual outdoor cafe on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway - may signal that all those years of talk about making the Parkway "pedestrian friendly," a place in which to linger and drink coffee, have begun to bear fruit. Unless it rains, the Diamond Cafe at Moore opens today. It will be open April through October, seven days a week, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is on Logan Square just outside Moore's gallery and art shop.