• Independence Hall, Philadelphia, Pa.


The primary sources from the Library of Congress are the backbone of the TPS program at the University of the Arts. That said, Philadelphia is a city rich in cultural heritage and archival resources.

Your course work at UArts may be supported by guest artists, gallery visits, speakers, demonstrations, hands-on activities, performances and visits to:


 

 

City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program

The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program unites artists and communities through a collaborative process, rooted in the traditions of mural-making, to create art that transforms public spaces and individual lives.

Free Library of Philadelphia

The mission of the Free Library of Philadelphia is to advance literacy, guide learning, and inspire curiosity. Its vision is to build an enlightened community devoted to lifelong learning.

Library Company of Philadelphia

Free and open to the public, the Library Company houses an extensive non-circulating collection of rare books, manuscripts, broadsides, ephemera, prints, photographs, and works of art. The mission of the Library Company is to preserve, interpret, make available, and augment the valuable materials within its care. We serve a diverse constituency throughout Philadelphia and the nation, offering comprehensive reader services, an internationally renowned fellowship program, online catalogs, and regular exhibitions and public programs.

Peale Collection at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is a national leader in fine arts education that brings together artists and the public through exceptional teaching programs, a world-class collection of American Art, Major exhibitions, and widely accessible public programs.

People's Light & Theatre

People’s Light, a professional theatre in Chester County, Pennsylvania, makes plays drawn from many sources to entertain, inspire, and engage our community. We extend our mission of making and experiencing theatre through arts education programs that excite curiosity about, and deepen understanding of, the world around us. These plays and programs bring people together and provide opportunities for reflection, discovery, and celebration.

Philadelphia History Museum

The Philadelphia History Museum engages Philadelphians and regional visitors with its extraordinary collections that reflect Philadelphia’s rich history and the diversity of its people and their neighborhoods through exhibitions, educational programs and technology which explore the past to better understand the present.

Philadelphia Museum of Art

The Philadelphia Museum of Art - in partnership with the city, the region, and art museums around the globe - seeks to preserve, enhance, interpret, and extend the reach of its great collections in particular, and the visual arts in general, to an increasingly diverse audience as a source of delight, illumination, and lifelong learning.

Please Touch Museum 

Since 1976, Please Touch Museum has been the Children's Museum of Philadelphia. Our museum was the first in the nation whose target audience was families with children seven and younger. We have grown into one of the best children's museums in the nation, have become experts in play and have had our programs for underserved families in the region nationally recognized. Our mission to enrich the lives of children by creating learning opportunities through play, enables us to lay the foundation for a lifetime of learning and cultural awareness.

University of Pennsylvania Museum 

The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, through its research, collections, and dissemination of knowledge, advances understanding of the world's cultural heritage. Our Commitments and Aspirations:

  • research excellence               
  • scientific and ethical integrity
  • highest standards of preservation and documentation of sites and collections
  • excellence in interpretive exhibits
  • effective Communication with our public about the world's cultural heritage
  • service to the University of Pennsylvania community
  • supportive, diverse, and cooperative work environment
  • fiscal capability to support our mission

Walnut Street Theatre 

The mission of the Walnut Street Theatre Company is to sustain the tradition of professional theatre and contribute to its future viability and vitality.

 
It does so through:
  • The production and presentation of professional theatre;
  • The encouragement, training and development of artists;
  • The cultivation of diverse audiences and the preservation and chronicling of its theatre building, a national historic landmark.

In-Service Workshops

We are out in the community, bringing In-Service Workshops to school districts throughout Pennsylvania + New Jersey. Interested in hosting an on-site TPS Workshop for your school? Visit our In-Service Days page for more information.

STEM to STEAM: Connecting the Arts to STEM and Local Collections

Click here for registration + course information.