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AJ Drexel Picture Gallery: 

M - F: 3:30pm - 5pm
Tours by appointment.

Rincliff Gallery:

M - F: 8am - 8:30pm

Peck Gallery:

M - F: 9am - 5pm

  • Closed on Sundays and major holidays.
  • Galleries are free and open to the public.

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Coming Soon

"Practical & Cultural": The Drexel Collection as Teaching Tool:

April 2017 – June 2017

Rincliffe Gallery

Following the founder's vision of a "practical and cultural education," see how The Drexel Collection has been used by past and current students.

Coming Soon

Photographs by Earl Dotter

June 2017 – September 2017

Rincliffe Gallery

Sponsored by the Dornsife School of Public Health this exhibition of photographs by photojournalist Earl Dotter documents American workers and their stories.

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Curator Pick of the Month

Title: Faust and Margarite
Artist: Unknown
Creation Date: 19th century
Origin: Unknown
Medium: Marble

Located on the third floor of the Main Building, the marble sculpture of Faust and Marguerite is October’s Curator Pick of the Month. Based on a classic German legend, the story of Faust and Marguerite has been a popular basis for many artistic works. Faust is a successful yet unsatisfied scholar who makes a pact with the devil, giving up his soul in order to live a life of indulgence and pleasure. During this time, Faust seduces an innocent and beautiful girl named Marguerite. Faust ends up destroying her life, but her innocence saves her and she is ultimately let into heaven. However, Faust’s fate differs depending on the version of the legend. This sculpture was donated by Anthony J. Drexel.

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New and Conserved Pieces

Portrait of a Child
Just donated in spring 2016, this portrait of a child by Francis Martin Drexel is a gift to the collection from Frances Drexel Cheston Train.

Landscape, 1879.
Conserved in 2015 and 2016, this is the only painting in The Drexel Collection by Anthony J. Drexel's daughter, Frances Drexel Paul.

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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.