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reForm – Public reception

Friday, August 28, 2015, 5:00 – 8:00 pm

Tyler School of Art

2001 North 13th Street, Philadelphia, 19122

Light refreshments will be served.

Transportation to and from the event will be available from Fairhill School, 601 W. Somerset Street. Shuttles will leave every 30 minutes from 5:00-8:00pm.

For more information: (267) 587-6580

In 2013, two-dozen Philadelphia schools were shuttered by city authorities in an effort to close a budget deficit. In response to these closings, Temple Contemporary has commissioned artist Pepón Osorio to create a new installation specifically addressing the loss of the Fairhill Elementary School in North Philadelphia, not far from Temple University.

Osorio, in collaboration with a group of teachers, students, parents, and neighbors have created an art project inside a Tyler School of Art classroom which incorporates objects gathered from the closed Fairhill School building. Exhibition will remain open to the public from
August 28th, 2015 to May 20th, 2016. Hours: 12-5 pm, Thursday to Sunday and by appointment.

In the fall of 2015, we will launch reForm’s free public programs that will take place inside the installation. Please sign up HERE to be added to our mailing list.

Major support for reForm has been provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, with additional support from the Surdna Foundation.

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