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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: The Shepherd
Artist: Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot (1796-1875)
Creation Date: c. 1865
Origin: France
Medium: Oil on canvas

The Drexel Collection has selected Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot’s The Shepherd as November’s object of the month. Corot was trained in the French classical tradition of landscape painting founded by Nicholas Poussin. His goal as an artist was to raise the level of landscape painting to that of high art in the eyes of the critics and he was a forerunner of the Barbizon School, although not officially a part of it. He was considered to be the greatest landscape painter of his time, with an extremely long career spanning several different styles. He often included figures in his landscapes in an effort to draw the viewer into the painting, highlighting them with bright spots of color in the clothing, such as the red kerchief on the shepherd.

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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.