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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

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

May 27 – August 22, 2016

Rincliffe Gallery

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

Coming Soon

The Drexel Collection: Celebrating 125 Years:

September 9, 2016 – January 4, 2017

Rincliffe Gallery

Learn how The Drexel Collection has evolved over the past 125 years.

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Curator Pick of the Month

Title: Girl with Violets
Artist: William Adolphe Bouguereau
Creation Date: 1872
Origin: France
Medium: Oil, canvas, board

Girl with Violets is a notable part of the Drexel Collection because it was painted by the French academic painter William Adolphe Bouguereau in 1872. Bouguereau is considered arguably the greatest painter of the human figure of all time. He not only captures the subtle nuances of personality and mood, but is believed to be able to capture the very souls and spirits of his subjects like Rembrandt. While Rembrandt is said to have captured the soul of age, Bouguereau is believed to have captured the soul of youth.

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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.