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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: Dragon Bench
Artist: Drexel Students
Creation Date: 20th century
Origin: United States
Medium: Wood

To start celebrating Drexel University’s 125th anniversary, the Drexel Collection chose the Dragon Bench for the Curator Pick of the Month. This 20th century bench is said to have been designed and made by Drexel University students. Each square reserve on the bench contains a different design displaying the varied characteristics of a dragon’s physical appearance as they change from culture to culture, with some depicted as serpent-like creatures and others with wings and fire, as well as demonstrating the skill of the student artists. The Drexel dragon mascot was first mentioned in a 1928 edition of The Triangle.

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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.