Tyler & Philadelphia
Philadelphia is a city to rival any in the country, with wide gracious boulevards lined with marble museums. It has tiny cobblestone streets edged with galleries, bistros and quirky boutiques, and brick row house neighborhoods packed with restaurants. It has passionate sports fans and lots of attitude, vast green parkland designed for softball or solitude, and bike paths that wind along the Schuylkill River. It's your home, your playground, your research center. Tyler students make the most of being in a major urban area by investigating the museums, galleries and public art around every corner. The city houses the world-renowned Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Rodin Museum, the avant garde Institute of Contemporary Art, the Clay Studio and the Fabric Workshop and Museum.
It is as close to New York City's galleries and museums as it is to the treasures and resources of Washington, D.C. And, there is a thriving intellectual life supported by the largest number and concentration of college students anywhere in the United States. Old City is home to dozens of progressive galleries, and every First Friday, coordinated openings fill the narrow streets with students, artists, and art lovers eager to see what's new. You will find inspiration in the sounds of the city: the cool downbeat of an after-hours jazz club; the stirring symphonic strains of the Philadelphia Orchestra; the raucous cheers of a packed stadium at an Eagles game; the blur of conversation at a corner cafe. You will always have more to explore.