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Current Exhibits

Free and open to the public, from 10 am to 4 pm weekdays at CHAT, 10th floor of Gladfelter Hall, 1115 Polett Walk., Philadelphia, PA. For inquiries, phone 215/204-6386 or email CHAT@temple.edu.

See Previous Exhibits

Fall 2017- Spring 2018

Speaker PortraitTheodore A. Harris

Visual Artist, Poet, and Author

Theodore A. Harris: Dis-placed by Conflict

Gallery hours: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Friday

Theodore A. Harris was born in New York City and raised in Philadelphia, where his art practice is based. Harris is a collagist, poet and essayist on the intersection of art and politics. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in galleries and museums. His work is in private and public collections such as the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Saint Louis University Museum of Art, Africana Studies Department; University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of Thesentür: Conscientious Objector to Formalism and has co-authored books with Amiri Baraka Our Flesh of Flames (Anvil Arts Press), and Malcolm X as ideology (John LeBow Press), and with Fred Moten, I ran from it and was still in it (Cusp Books). He is the founding director of the Institute for Advanced Study in Black Aesthetics.

Speaker Portrait

Theodore A. Harris, The Giant Triplets for Dr. King and Ewuare X. Osayande, triptych, mixed media collage on board, 2008 Collection of the artist

Past and Current Works

The Truthoscopic Collage Art of Theodore A. Harris

Thesentür: Conscientious Objector to Formalism by Theodore A. Harris
Quaderna, Paris France

Theodore A. Harris: Collage and Conflict
La Salle University Art Museum Philadelphia, PA


Artist contact: ArtasaWeapon4@gmail.com

M-F, 10 am-4 pm, CHAT Gallery
10th floor, Gladfelter Hall
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Ben Wilson, American Painter

Detail from paintingIn 2008, CHAT aquired six large oil paintings by American painter Ben Wilson thanks to the generosity of the Ben and Evelyn Wilson Foundation. These works are on permanent display in the CHAT lounge. (Image: a detail from “The Thresher,” c. 1975)


Center for the Humanities
10th Floor, Gladfelter Hall (025-45)
1115 Polett Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19122-6089
Phone - 215-204-6386
Fax - 215-204-8371
Email - chat@temple.edu