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Arts & Entertainment

The south wall of the A. J. Drexel Picture Gallery from the entranceway in 2017.

A.J. Drexel Picture Gallery Gets a Retro Makeover

With a renewed layout and returned paintings, the A. J. Drexel Picture Gallery looks completely different to modern viewers, but remarkably similar to what students and faculty would have seen at the turn of the 20th century.  
Led Zeppelin

(L-R) John Paul Jones, John Bonham, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin in front of plane in NY. July 24, 1973. © Bob Gruen
 

(L-R) John Paul Jones, John Bonham, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin in front of plane in NY. July 24, 1973. © Bob Gruen
 
Community members gather for a barbecue outside the United Bank building.

Lindy Institute’s New Project Aims to Connect the Community Through Art

LoLa 38 will fill soon-to-be-developed spaces in West Philadelphia with community-oriented art installations and events throughout the spring and summer, strengthening Drexel’s relationship with its neighbors.
ACLU

Student-Run Radio Station WKDU Donates Proceeds to the ACLU

For the entire month of February, Drexel’s independent student radio station WKDU pledged to donate proceeds from merchandise sales to benefit the Pennsylvania chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union.
© 2017 National Museum of American Illustration, Newport, RI Photo courtesy American Illustrators Gallery, New York, NY

Drexel Presents Fine Art Exhibit in Tribute to ‘Father of Illustration’ Howard Pyle

In continuation of Drexel University’s 125th anniversary celebration, the Pennoni Honors College will co-present with the National Museum of American Illustration, a new exhibition showcasing the influence of former Drexel instructor Howard Pyle and his students, who helped inspire Philadelphia’s historic roots in the applied art field and fueled its publishing boom in 1900s.

One of Philadelphia's many murals.

Painting With a Purpose on a Mural Arts Co-op

Drexel senior Darian Ehya’s graphic design internship with one of the country’s largest public art organizations gave him a front-row seat to witness what goes into making murals with a social mission.
Plakat Polski.

Polish Resistance Art Posters to Be Displayed in Drexel’s Rincliffe Gallery

The Drexel Collection’s newest exhibit, Plakat Polski: Selections from The Frank Fox Polish Poster Collection and Kenneth F. Lewalski Polish Posters Collection, will be on display to showcase the best of Soviet-era Polish poster art.
A group of women wearing visors and buttons with red ribbons for HIV awareness.

Must-See-TV: Educational Shows that Entertain Have Greater Impact on Faithful Viewers

A study of viewing audiences shows that the television programs most effective at imparting an educational message about social behaviors are the ones that keep people watching engaged and coming back for more.
Gina Lerman alongside Bumblebee from the Transformers movies

A Future-Focused Co-op Finding New Toy Stories

What will toys look like in five years? Westphal senior Gina Lerman took a glimpse at the future of play during a six-month co-op with toy designer Hasbro.
Rapper Jay-Z, the founder of Roc Nation

On Roc Nation Co-op, Drexel Student Draws Blueprint for Success

A Westphal sophomore worked with some of the biggest stars in the entertainment industry during her co-op at Jay-Z’s company.

1985 Aerial View of Drexel University

Pearlstein Gallery Celebrates 125 Years with ‘Drexel & the City’ Exhibition
 

In honor and celebration of Drexel University’s 125th anniversary, the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery will present a new exhibition showcasing the influences of art, science and industry that have shaped the university’s past and continue to inspire its future. The exhibit, ‘125 Years: Drexel & the City’, will run from Jan. 12 through March 19 – with the opening reception taking place on Jan. 12, from 5-7 p.m. in the Pearlstein Gallery (3401 Filbert Street).

a mixture of painted colors

Drexel Selected to Be Site in NEA’s First-Ever Funding of Arts Labs

For the first time, the National Endowment for the Arts is funding research labs, and Drexel’s Department of Arts Therapies was chosen to lead one focusing on arts and health.
This globe, part of a pair of terrestrial and celestial globes donated to The Drexel Collection in 1975 by a member of the Drexel family, were conserved and restored to close to their original appearance in 2015 by Studio T.K.M.

Restoring Treasures From The Drexel Collection

The Drexel Collection will host a lecture on Nov. 17 to discuss and display its most recent conservation efforts.