Tyler School of Art

Tyler School of Art, Temple University
Type Art school
Established 1935
(as Stella Elkins Tyler School of Art)
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 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 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.[1]


Tyler School of Art is one of the leading art institutions that hosts comprehensive arts and design programs including painting and drawing, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, glass, photography, fibers, architecture 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.[2] 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). The glass program is ranked 2nd in the US, in the latest report.

Notable alumni


  1. Boccella, Kathy. "Big move ahead for Tyler School of Art Art school prepares for a larger canvas". Philly.com. Philadelphia Media Network (Digital) LLC. Retrieved 16 November 2014.
  2. Dailey, John A. "Business and arts rank high in national report". The Temple News. Retrieved 17 November 2014.

Coordinates: 39°58′59″N 75°09′13″W / 39.983162°N 75.153556°W / 39.983162; -75.153556

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