The Independent Hotel and Tyler School of Art
The Independent Hotel partners with Temple University’s Tyler School of Art to exhibit artwork at the hotel by MFA students in drawing and painting. Tyler School of Art is an award-winning art school with a preeminent and highly selective drawing and painting program. The Independent Hotel began its partnership with Tyler School of Art in 2013 and rotates the art exhibition biannually.
The Independent Hotel Art Ambassador program in Painting is established through the generous support of Hersha Hospitality, owner and operator of hotels from coast to coast and headquartered in Philadelphia. The sponsorship will provide a $3,000 semester stipend to be used toward curating the biannual exhibition of works by graduate students in Drawing and Painting at the boutique hotel located at 13th and Locust Streets in Center City Philadelphia. Through this program student artwork is continually on display in the public space of the hotel. Each semester, one graduate student in Drawing and Painting will be chosen to curate, organize and market the exhibition.
Artists featured in the fall 2017 installation are Marisa Keris, Eleanor Conover, Katie Batten, Bonnie Staley, William Blake, Shwarga Bhattacharjee, Alison Kruvant, and Stav Yosha.View Artist Bios (PDF)