Tyler School of Art

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Tyler School of Art, Temple University
Established 1935
(as Stella Elkins Tyler School of Art)
Type Art school
Location Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Campus Urban
Colors Cherry and White            
Nickname Tyler
Mascot Owls
Website www.temple.edu/tyler/
Tyler School of Art

The Stella Elkins Tyler School of Art, also known as Tyler School of Art, is an art school at Temple University. The school was originally founded by sculptors Stella Elkins Tyler (of the Elkins/Widener family) and Boris Blai on a separate 14-acre estate in Elkins Park. In 2009, Tyler opened the doors to a new, state of the art facility located on Temple's Main Campus. An allocation of $61.5 million from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania provided the cornerstone financial support for the new 255,000 square foot building, designed by award-winning architect Carlos Jimenez.


Tyler School of Art is one of the leading art institutions that hosts comprehensive arts and design programs including but not limited to painting and drawing, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, glass, photography, fiber and materials, and graphic design programs. Tyler's graduate programs are highly selective, earning a reputation as a large producer of notable artists and designers.


As of 2012, Tyler’s overall ranking is 13th in the nation, rising one spot since U.S. News and World Report last ranked fine arts graduate programs in 2008. Tyler’s individual graduate programs, as of 2012, ranked highly in their respective fields: painting and drawing (10th), sculpture (9th), printmaking (10th), ceramics (13th), and photography (20th).

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