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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.

Plan Your Visit


Coming Next

Fired Works: Ceramics from Around the World:

October 20 - December 18, 2014

This exhibition of the fascinating ceramics in The Drexel Collection is your passport to the countries and cultures that produced these works.

Coming Soon

Historic Interiors

January – April, 2015

This mixed media exhibition explores interior design and decorating techniques with prints from Joseph Nash's Mansions of England in Olden Times, 1839 - 1849.

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Curator Pick of the Month

Title: The Barber Shop
Artist: George Cruickshank
Creation Date: 1835
Origin: England
Medium: oil, panel

It’s back to school season and as students are gathering their books and clothes and getting fresh haircuts to prepare, The Drexel Collection chose The Barber Shop by George Cruikshank to celebrate the anticipation. George Cruikshank began his artistic career as an illustrator of children’s books and later turned to political satire in 1811. While most of his work is done in etchings and illustrations, he also dabbled in painting, like this piece which he created in 1811. One could see how his grotesque, theatrical and humorous style translated well for satire and cartoons.

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New and Conserved Pieces

A Plan of the City and Environs of Philadelphia
The history of Philadelphia has always been an important component of The Drexel Collection, and this gift from Mrs. A. Barton Lewis is a fascinating addition.

Landing the Boat
Conserved in the spring, this beautiful landscape painting is a wonderful example of paintings from the Düsseldorf Art Academy and will join other paintings from the Academy in the Picture Gallery.

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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.