Leonard Pearlstein Gallery

Leonard Pearlstein Gallery

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Upcoming Events

More information to come.

About the Gallery

The Leonard Pearlstein Gallery is committed to exhibiting novel and experimental art in all contemporary mediums including digital, video, sculpture, photography, graphics, and fashion design. Recently relocated to a larger space in the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design's renovated URBN Annex the Pearlstein Gallery has over 3,500 square feet and invites the public to enjoy our exhibits free of charge.

Location & Hours

URBN Center Annex, 3401 Filbert Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Wednesday - Sunday, 12pm-5pm


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Gallery News

Bill Walton: Artist to Artist

11/16/14 - Galleries: Two sculptors are given their due

11/08/14 - a little to see, a lot to like

10/17/14 - Gallery honors late artist Bill Walton

09/15/14 - Drexel Exhibits Works by Beloved Late Philadelphia Artist Bill Walton, Shared by Fellow Artists

Splice dance program

09/23/14 - Fringe Festival: Leah Stein's "Splice" Site-specific dance: transformative for all ages

09/22/14 - Leah Stein Dance Company's "Splice"

09/18/14 - Roller Coaster-Like Sculpture at Drexel Inspires Leah Stein Dance Company's Fringe Festival Performance

09/05/14 - FringeArts: World Premiere of Splice Site-Specific Performance at Leonard Pearlstein Gallery, Drexel University

Jeremy Holmes

09/03/14 - Convergence: Jeremy Holmes challenges elemental forces at Leonard Pearlstein Gallery

08/12/14 - Philadelphia Inquirer covers convergence installation at Drexel University

08/06/14 - Jeremy Holmes: The lure of lumber

08/05/14 - Art aplenty in August

07/21/14 - Installation Artist Jeremy Holmes Makes Philadelphia Debut with his Largest Abstract Wood Sculpture Yet


Department of Architecture 
25 year Celebration of the Michael Pearson Architecture Prize Gallery Show June 22 to July 9 
Opening Reception June 22, 2015 6:00 PM
Open Wednesday - Sunday, 12PM-5PM or by appointment

To make an appointment please call the Architecture Department representative Simon Tickell at 215-970-6753 with at least 24 hours advance notice of when you would like to attend the exhibition.

The Architecture department is organizing a show of award winning former student work as a celebration of the 25-year anniversary of the Michael Pearson Architecture Prize. This prize honors Michael Pearson, a 1988 architecture graduate, who passed away in 1989. The Pearson Prize is presented annually to the architecture student "who produces the best thesis project, and who, in the course of the thesis year, shows exceptional spirit in pursuing the work." The show will highlight samples of the student work that earned recognition as well as travel sketches, photographs and examples of professional achievements since graduation. The Pearson family will attend the celebration as well as students, friends and former colleagues of Michael Pearson. 

Upcoming Exhibitions


Lauren Fensterstock
Forays and Follies
July 17-August 28
Opening Reception Friday July 17 5-7PM

Lauren Fensterstock’'s three-dimensional artworks are imbued with mystery and wonder. Black and austere, each piece is opulent, ornamental and meticulously crafted. Using the history and visual language of gardens, Forays and Follies illustrates the artist’'s continued commingling of disparate but happily paired influences ranging from Robert Smithson, to French and English garden design, to Donald Judd and ladies leisure crafts of the 18th century. Fensterstock creates and shapes artificial earth, the objects that result are subtly sublime.

Lauren Fensterstock'’s work is housed in collections across the world. Her recent exhibitions include a solo show at the John Michael Kohler Art Center, The Contemporary Austin (formerly Arthouse- The Austin Museum of Art) and the San Francisco Museum of Craft and Design, among others.


Bartkus' "Beauty and the Beast," 2006-2009.

Ray Bartus: Storylines 
Tuesday, April 7th & Sunday, May 24th 
Opening Reception: April 9th from 5-7 PM with artist gallery talk at 5:30PM

As a painter, digital and installation artist, and illustrator, Ray Bartkus experiments with form. In the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery's upcoming exhibition, Storylines, Bartkus's monumental figurative paintings address how representational art is a tool for exploring the mysteries of humankind. From April 7 through May 24, his paintings and installations will take viewers into new and immersive environments. This is the first time these works will be shown in the United States, having largely been shown internationally in Austria, Japan, Lithuania, Poland and the Netherlands. In addition to his paintings, Bartkus is known for his illustrations which have appeared in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Time, Newsweek, Harper's, Billboard, Los Angeles Times and The Boston Globe. A free-to-the-public opening reception will take place on April 9 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm in the Gallery (3401 Filbert Street), and will include a talk with the artist.