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  • The Barefoot Artist

    October 23, 2014

    AAGA hosts screening of Lily Yeh documentary.
  • A Fragile Ecosystem

    September 22, 2014

    Arts Administration faculty publish report on West Philadelphia’s cultural ecosystem.
  • Cathy Hernandez appointed the Executive Director

    May 1, 2014

    Arts Administration Online alum Cathy Hernandez appointed the Executive Director of the Louisiana State Council of the Arts.
  • Dr. Andrew Zitcer included in an Al Jazeera America story

    May 1, 2014

    Dr. Andrew Zitcer, Arts Administrator Professor, included in an Al Jazeera America story about the Mantua “Promise Zone” neighborhood
  • Kyle Jackson’s play accepted into Fresh Fruit Festival

    May 1, 2014

    Arts Administration Online graduate student Kyle Jackson’s play, EVERYBODY ELSE’S LIGHT, accepted into New York City’s Fresh Fruit Festival
  • Ricardo Torres honored

    May 1, 2014

    Arts Administration Online graduate student Ricardo Torres honored at the Arts & Business Council Volunteer Awards Celebration 2014
  • Westphal’s First IMLS Grant

    April 30, 2014

    We are proud to announce Arts Administration Professor Neville Vakharia’s recent receipt of a two-year, $93,500 Research and Development grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
  • Research Day 2014

    April 18, 2014

    Of the more than 400 student projects on display at Drexel University’s annual Research Day, 44 presentations were from Westphal College graduate and undergraduate students representing 9 programs, including Product Design, Graduate Arts Administration, Design & Merchandising, Architecture, Interior Design, Digital Media, Graduate Digital Media, Dance, and Screenwriting & Playwriting.
  • Stage & Screen with Doug Wright

    April 18, 2014

    Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, screenwriter, and librettist Doug Wright will visit as a distinguished Rankin Scholar for a residency comprised of sessions with students, a Professional Development workshop, and a public presentation titled “Stage to Screen and Back Again.”
  • Noted Arts Researcher Alan Brown

    April 4, 2014

    The graduate Arts Administration program will host distinguished arts researcher, Alan Brown, as a Rankin Scholar in Residence on Monday, April 28.
  • Arts Advocacy Day 2014 in DC

    April 1, 2014

    Arts Administration students participate in Arts Advocacy Day 2014 in Washington, DC.
  • Neville Vakharia, Philly Tech Week panelist

    April 1, 2014

    Arts Administration Professor Neville Vakharia served as panelist for “The State of Art & Tech in Philadelphia” during Philly Tech Week 2014.
  • Participate in Drexel's Research Day 2014

    March 5, 2014

    All Westphal students are invited and strongly encouraged to participate in Research Day – the University’s annual celebration of research, innovation, scholarship and creativity. Research Day 2014 will take place at the Daskalakis Athletic Center on Thursday, April 10.
  • AAGA's 11th Annual Art Auction

    February 10, 2014

    Win original artwork by Philadelphia-based artists, tickets to the Philadelphia Opera, the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Arden Theater, memberships to museums and passes to cultural experiences...
  • The Barnes’ Derek Gillman Joining the Westphal Faculty

    December 5, 2013

    It was announced this week that Mr. Gillman will step down from the Barnes at year’s end, and we are excited to announce that he will join the College as Distinguished Visiting Professor in January.
  • Dutch Masters Meet Technology

    December 5, 2013

    Westphal Arts Administration Alumna and Director of the Westphal Administrative Services, Rosalind Sutkowski, conducted research on the artists of the Dutch Golden Age for her Master’s thesis. The experience inspired her to create a series of simulated Fijnschilderij paintings, 22 of which will be included in a Drexel University exhibition opening next month.
  • "Raw to Refined" Exhibition Coming to the Pearlstein Gallery

    December 5, 2013

    In January, the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery will host an innovative art exhibition of work fabricated from unconventional materials in collaboration with Philadelphia’s Pentimenti Gallery. “Raw to Refined: String, Tape, Sponges and Vinyl” opens Jan. 14, featuring abstract wall pieces of wood and vinyl, a mural of translucent packing tape, textured wall hangings of sponges, an installation tatted in red twine, and other odd bits of natural and manmade ephemera.
  • Westphal eBay Auction Opens Nov. 14

    November 6, 2013

    Win fabulous items and dream experiences while supporting our students and College when we open our very first eBay Giving Works fundraising auction, “Dream It, Bid It, Buy It,” to bidders worldwide on Nov. 14.
  • Arts Administration Student Wins Rotary Peace Fellowship

    November 6, 2013

    Arts Administration online graduate student Bobbie Bigby is one of three Americans out of thousands of applicants from around the world selected to receive a fully funded academic Rotary International Peace Fellowship to study the role of the arts in promoting peace and conflict reconciliation.
  • China Central Academy of Fine Arts Exhibit

    October 3, 2013

    An exhibition of contemporary art by top graduates from the China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), China’s premier art academy, will make its U.S. debut at our Leonard Pearlstein Gallery in the URBN Center Annex.
  • China's CAFA Brings Young Artists' Work to Pearlstein Gallery

    September 23, 2013

    The China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) will celebrate the 95th anniversary of its founding with a journey to Drexel University, where we will display sixty paintings, prints, sculptures and videos from twenty-four of CAFA’s most talented young alumni artists at the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery.
  • Franklin Institute CEO Dennis Wint Joins Museum Leadership Program

    September 5, 2013

    Dr. Dennis M. Wint, president and chief executive officer of The Franklin Institute, will join the faculty of the new Museum Leadership graduate degree program launching this fall in Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.
  • Philadelphia Inquirer Interviews Museum Leadership Director Danielle Rice

    August 29, 2013

    Philadelphia Inquirer Culture Writer Stephan Salisbury interviewed our new Museum Leadership Program Director Dr. Danielle Rice for a cover story featured in the newspaper's magazine section. In this wonderful article, Dr. Rice explains how her past career experiences will shape her approach to the program's curriculum.
  • Dean's List Honors Spring 2013

    July 26, 2013

    We are proud to announce that 406 Westphal College undergraduate students have received Dean’s List honors for the Spring 2013 academic term.
  • Innovative Design Futures Lab Exhibit at The Pearlstein Gallery

    June 26, 2013

    The Leonard Pearlstein Gallery will host a collection of full-scale interactive design objects from the Design Futures Lab – a trans-disciplinary design research group led by Architecture + Interiors Assistant Professor Nicole Koltick. The “Projects 12/13” exhibit presents the work of six Master’s Interior Architecture and Design students pursuing a full year residency in the lab.
  • Edinburgh, Philadelphia Exchange Artists With Dual Exhibits

    June 4, 2013

    Dr. Xela Batchelder is working to bring Edinburgh Fringe Festival artists to Philadelphia this fall through the Emerging International Xchange (EIXchange), which she co-founded for emerging artists and curators with aspirations to exhibit internationally.
  • Winning Plans

    March 7, 2013

    In the Laurence Baiada Institute for Entrepreneurship competition, Westphal students have made the College proud winning First Place and a $1000 award for Brian Gitlin for Mechination, and Third Place and a $250 award for Sean Legnini for Aid Arcade.
  • Art Auction

    February 20, 2013

    The Arts Administration Graduate Association (AAGA) will host their 10th Annual Art Auction which will feature food, entertainment, original art for sale, and the chance to bid for great tickets to performances and sporting events, as well as gift certificates to local restaurants.
  • New Leadership for Arts & Creative Enterprise

    April 16, 2012

    The Arts & Creative Enterprise department will have new leadership as of June 30,2012. Longtime Department Head Cecelia Fitzgibbon has been named President of Moore College of Art & Design and several key faculty members will take on leadership positions during this transition
  • Spring Open House 2012

    April 2, 2012

    Onsite Portfolio Reviews: Launch your Drexel application and complete the portfolio requirements for Fashion Design, Graphic Design and Photography when you attend the May 2oth Open House. Our faculty will be available to review your portfolios following the Academic Sessions.
  • Urban Intersections

    March 7, 2012

    Westphal students from the Entertainment & Arts Management, Arts Administration, Television, Architecture and Digital Media programs have designed an exhibit featuring their own photographic work as part of their Exhibition Design class.
  • 9th Annual AAGA Art Auction

    February 10, 2012

  • Our Very Own Creative Connectors

    December 5, 2011

    Arts Administration program director Cecelia Fitzgibbon and Assistant Professor Julie Hawkins were both named Creative Connectors for 2011. Since 2006, Leadership Philadelphia, in partnership with National Public Radio’s WHYY, has been identifying leaders who advance the arts through their extensive professional networks and creative approaches to impacting the sector.
  • In Memoriam: Professor Edward W. Arian

    April 17, 2010

    Arian also founded and directed the graduate program in Environmental Planning and Management and the undergraduate program in Public Administration, which utilized student internships through grant funding to aid local governments in technical assistance. Arian was a visionary who understood the need for good management in the cultural community,” said Cecelia Fitzgibbon, Arts Administration Program Director.
  • As We Do Not Want You To Starve

    January 2, 2010

    Our panel includes Sean Hoots of MAD Dragon Records recording artists Hoots and Hellmouth and Drexel alumna Sarah Stolfa, a gifted photographer and founder of The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center.
    We’ve put together a panel of artists and experts from the field who will speak to their own experiences and to resources available for emerging artists and designers in our region.
  • The Future of Museums with Brent Glass

  • The Mantua Theater Project

    The Mantua Theater Project will be part of a summer program in conjunction with the Philadelphia Youth Sports Collaborative (PYSC) and Westphal's Theatre program. The program, Mantua In Action, is a community-based summer outreach pilot program for fourth through eighth grade children who reside in Mantua.

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