Crowds gather at 3711 Melon St, Saturday May 31; Photo by Jeffrey Stockbridge
Ardie Stuart-Brown, Mantua resident, applauds her fellow presenters; Photo by Jeffrey Stockbridge
Pastor Harry Moore Sr., Mount Olive Baptist Church, delivers the eulogy for 3711 Melon St; Photo by Jeffrey Stockbridge
Unique Miracles leads the funeral procession to 37th & Brown; Photo by Jeffrey Stockbridge
Over 300 attendees join together for a reception back on Melon St; Photo by Jeffrey Stockbridge


Funeral for a Home commemorates the slow decline and gradual rebirth of Philadelphia’s housing stock and the lives these homes contain. This year in collaboration with local residents, Mount Vernon Manor, Inc., Mantua Civic Association, People’s Emergency Center, artists and historians, Temple Contemporary will share the life and passing of a single home in the Mantua community. Throughout the spring of 2014 we will all contribute to a neighborhood history, one which places private reflection within a deeper historical context.

Upcoming Events

October 1, 2014

Funeral for a Home Publication Launch

Funeral for a Home is arranged by Temple Contemporary at Temple University's Tyler School of Art. Temple Contemporary's mission is to creatively re-imagine the social function of art through questions of local relevance and international significance. For more information about Funeral for a Home or any of Temple Contemporary's programs please contact us at 215 777 9138 or emailing robert.blackson@temple.edu. Media inquiries please contact Carolyn Huckabay at 215 690 4065 or emailing carolyn@canarypromo.com.