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Exhibitions

Coming Next

Pictures of the Floating World: Ukiyo-e Woodblock Prints:

February 29 – May 6, 2016

Rincliffe Gallery

Surround yourself with the beautiful images of Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock prints from The Drexel Collections over two-hundred prints.

Coming Soon

Frozen in Flight: Taxidermy Birds from The Academy of Natural Science, Drexel University:

May 27 – August 22, 2016

Rincliffe Gallery

Observe spectacular bird specimens on loan from the Academy of Natural Science.


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Curator Pick of the Month

Title: Cupid Blinding Venus
Artist: Artist Unknown
Creation Date: c. 1900
Origin: Italy
Medium: Marble

Over the centuries, Cupid has become the symbol of Valentine’s Day so it is only fitting that Cupid Blinding Venus is February’s Curator Pick of the Month. Cupid is the god of desire and in Roman mythology is the son of the goddess of love, Venus, and the war god Mars. He is often portrayed as mischievous, and a minor character in myths who simply serves to set the plot in motion. His mischievous ways are accurately captured in this sculpture group with Venus, as the winged Cupid is reaching around Venus’ from behind to cover her eyes, a classic childhood prank. p>

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New and Conserved Pieces

NEW -
New York Rooftops
Donated in 2015 by the Gershon Benjamin Foundation, this American modernist painting is on view in the Dean of Engineering's suite in the CAT Building.

CONSERVED -
Entrance to the Grand Canal
Conserved in fall of 2015, this painting has been returned to its home in the Office of Institutional Advancement on the 3rd floor of the Main Building.

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Welcome to the Collection

Drexel University, initially Drexel Institute of Art, Science and Industry, was founded on the belief that education should be both practical and cultural—and that art should be not only beautiful, but educational. On that principle, The Drexel Collection—the University’s flagship collection of art—was founded alongside the University in 1891. Today, the Collection remains a resource for historically and culturally significant works of art as Drexel University pioneers a model for the modern, urban university.