Our mission is to creatively re-imagine the social function of art through questions of local relevance and international significance. All of our programs are free and open to everyone.
Our name and mission reflect our commitment and accountability to the changing needs of our contemporary society. No longer constrained by conventional “exhibition schedules,” Temple Contemporary participates in local, national and global issues as they arise.
The issues Temple Contemporary addresses are raised by an advisory council of internationally acclaimed scholars, local high school students, and community leaders from across Philadelphia.
Funding for Temple Contemporary comes from The Andy Warhol Foundation, The Fels Foundation, The Barra Foundation, The Pennsylvania Humanities Council, The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Tyler School of Art and Temple University.