March 31, 2011 Tyler School of Art is pleased to announce that it will host Teach for Amerika, a new project by The Bruce High Quality Foundation (BHQF), presented by Creative Time, the New York-based nonprofit public art presenter. Teach 4 Amerika is a five-week, 11-city, coast-to-coast road trip that crosses state lines and institutional boundaries to inspire and enable local art students to define the future of their own educational experience. Traveling the byways of America in a limousine painted as a school bus, BHQF will visit university art departments, art schools, art institutions, and alternative spaces across the nation, bringing together concerned educators, artists, arts administrators, and—most importantly—students to brainstorm on the future of art schools. What are they for? How should they be organized? If not for careers, what is the essence of art itself? These fundamental questions have long haunted artists, and the BHQF are interested in putting the questions back in the hands of students across America through a combination of dynamic public rallies and intimate conversations.
In Philadelphia, Tyler School of Art will host a rally at Beury Hall (across from the bell tower), Lecture Theater 160, 1901 North 13th Street on March 31, from 7:00 to 9:00pm.
When & Where
Tyler School of Art's Temple Gallery
Temple Gallery at Tyler School of Art offers a visual context to inform and inspire public discussions of contemporary social concern. These discussions are collaboratively developed to address issues of local purpose and international significance. Learn more at: http://www.temple.edu/tyler/exhibitions/