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Events Calendar

  • Howard Pyle, His Students & the Golden Age of American Illustration

    Beginning April 3, 2017

    9:00 AM-4:00 PM

    Paul Peck Alumni Center 3142 Market Street

    • Everyone

    Howard Pyle, His Students & the Golden Age of American Illustration  is an exhibition featuring oil paintings, works on paper, and accompanying artifacts that highlight the work of Howard Pyle, the father of American illustration, and the generation of celebrated illustrators he taught. Pyle was an instructor at the Drexel Institute of Art, Science and Industry (now Drexel University) from 1894 to 1900. During his time at Drexel, Pyle taught many notable illustrators, including Maxfield Parrish and Frank E. Schoonover. He was also a pioneer in educating female illustrators, most notably “the Red Rose Girls,” Jessie Wilcox Smith, Elizabeth Shippen Green, and Violet Oakley.

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  • Class of 2017 Senior Portraits

    Monday, April 3, 2017

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    MacAlister Hall 3012

    • Undergraduate Students
    • Senior Class
    • Parents & Families

    Be a part of Drexel's 125th Year Anniversary celebration by securing your spot in the 2017 yearbook!

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  • "Why is Modern Art So Weird?": A Talk with Richard Vine, managing editor of Art in America

    Friday, May 19, 2017

    4:00 PM-6:00 PM

    Paul Peck Alumni Center 3142 Market Street

    • Everyone

    In conjunction with the exhibition Howard Pyle, His Students & the Golden Age of American Illustration, Richard Vine, the managing editor of Art in America, will speak about "Why is Modern Art So Weird."

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  • Public Tour of Howard Pyle, His Students & the Golden Age of American Illustration

    Sunday, June 11, 2017

    10:30 AM-11:30 AM

    Paul Peck Alumni Center 3142 Market Street

    • Everyone

    Take a guided tour of the exhibition Howard Pyle, His Students & the Golden Age of American Illustration with Lynn Clouser, assistant director of The Drexel Collection. See oil paintings, works on paper, and accompanying artifacts that highlight the work of Howard Pyle, the father of American illustration, and the generation of celebrated illustrators he taught. Pyle was an instructor at the Drexel Institute of Art, Science and Industry (now Drexel University) from 1894 to 1900. During his time at Drexel, Pyle taught many notable illustrators, including Maxfield Parrish and Frank E. Schoonover. He was also a pioneer in educating female illustrators, most notably “the Red Rose Girls”: Jessie Wilcox Smith, Elizabeth Shippen Green, and Violet Oakley. 

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Past Events

  • Drexel InSites:New York City "View From the High Line"

    Monday, March 20, 2017

    6:00 PM-8:00 PM

    The High Line Room 820 Washington St., 4th Floor New York, NY

    • Everyone

    The series reaches new heights with an evening cocktail reception and spectacular view of the Hudson River from the top of The High Line. President John A. Fry leads a conversation about the creative use of urban space and the vision for Drexel's future.

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  • History Surrounds Us: A Walking Tour of Drexel Campus

    Thursday, March 16, 2017

    12:00 PM-12:50 PM

    Dornsife Center 3509 Spring Garden Street Philadelphia, PA

    • Everyone

    What do the buildings and the physical plan ofthe campus tell us about key moments in Drexel history? Come out and explore the campus to find the answers.

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  • The Humanities at Drexel

    Thursday, March 9, 2017

    12:00 PM-12:50 PM

    A.J. Drexel Picture Gallery Main Building, Third Floor 3141 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA

    • Everyone

    Livestream this lecture on Youtube

    Please join us on Thursdays at noon throughout the 2016-2017 academic year as we celebrate the lively history of Drexel University with engaging guest speakers. Lectures are free and open to the public, and will be held at the A.J. Drexel Picture Gallery, Drexel Main Building (unless otherwise noted).

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  • History Surrounds Us: A Walking Tour of Drexel Campus

    Thursday, March 2, 2017

    12:00 PM-12:50 PM

    Meet on the steps of the Main Building at 11:55 am 3141 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA

    • Everyone

    What do the buildings and the physical plan ofthe campus tell us about key moments in Drexel history? Come out and explore the campus to find the answers

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  • Leading Drexel in Transition

    Thursday, March 2, 2017

    12:00 PM-12:50 PM

    A.J. Drexel Picture Gallery Main Building, Third Floor 3141 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA

    • Everyone

    Livestream this lecture on Youtube

    Please join us on Thursdays at noon throughout the 2016-2017 academic year as we celebrate the lively history of Drexel University with engaging guest speakers. Lectures are free and open to the public, and will be held at the A.J. Drexel Picture Gallery, Drexel Main Building (unless otherwise noted).

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  • The Sciences at Drexel

    Thursday, February 23, 2017

    12:00 PM-12:50 PM

    A.J. Drexel Picture Gallery Main Building, Third Floor 3141 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA

    • Everyone

    Livestream this lecture on Youtube

    Please join us on Thursdays at noon throughout the 2016-2017 academic year as we celebrate the lively history of Drexel University with engaging guest speakers. Lectures are free and open to the public, and will be held at the A.J. Drexel Picture Gallery, Drexel Main Building (unless otherwise noted).

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  • Nursing and Health Professions at Drexel

    Thursday, February 16, 2017

    12:00 PM-12:50 PM

    A.J. Drexel Picture Gallery Main Building, Third Floor 3141 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA

    • Everyone

    Livestream this lecture on Youtube

    Please join us on Thursdays at noon throughout the 2016-2017 academic year as we celebrate the lively history of Drexel University with engaging guest speakers. Lectures are free and open to the public, and will be held at the A.J. Drexel Picture Gallery, Drexel Main Building (unless otherwise noted).

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  • Drexel’s Vietnam War

    Thursday, February 2, 2017

    12:00 PM-12:50 PM

    A.J. Drexel Picture Gallery Main Building, Third Floor 3141 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA

    • Everyone

    Livestream this lecture on Youtube

    Please join us on Thursdays at noon throughout the 2016-2017 academic year as we celebrate the lively history of Drexel University with engaging guest speakers. Lectures are free and open to the public, and will be held at the A.J. Drexel Picture Gallery, Drexel Main Building (unless otherwise noted).

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  • Sweet Are the Uses of Adversity: Honors and Drexel’s Turnaround

    Thursday, January 26, 2017

    12:00 PM-12:50 PM

    A.J. Drexel Picture Gallery Main Building, Third Floor 3141 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA

    • Everyone

    Speaker: Mark Greenberg

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  • The University and the Urban Metabolism

    Thursday, January 19, 2017

    12:00 PM-12:50 PM

    A.J. Drexel Picture Gallery Main Building, Third Floor 3141 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA

    • Everyone

    Please join us on Thursdays at noon throughout the 2016-2017 academic year as we celebrate the lively history of Drexel University with engaging guest speakers. Lectures are free and open to the public, and will be held at the A.J. Drexel Picture Gallery, Drexel Main Building (unless otherwise noted).

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  • How Do You Tell 125 Years of Drexel History?

    Thursday, January 12, 2017

    12:00 PM-12:50 PM

    A.J. Drexel Picture Gallery Main Building, Third Floor 3141 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA

    • Everyone

    What were the historic turning points, who defined our history, and what sources do we have to tell the story? This lecture provided an overview of Drexel history from 1891 to the present.

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  • Drexel InSites:Los Angeles, CA "Behind the Scenes at Fox Studios"

    Saturday, January 7, 2017

    10:00 AM-12:00 PM

    20th Century Fox Studios 10201 W. Pico Boulevard Los Angeles, California

    • Everyone

    Go behind-the-scenes with a private tour of the legendary studio where some of America's favorite films are made. Start the day with a Saturday morning brunch service and on set remarks from Richard Friedel, BS '74, executive vice president of engineering and operations at Fox Studios.

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  • Drexel InSites:Cupertino, CA "The Apple Experience"

    Thursday, January 5, 2017

    6:30 PM-8:30 PM

    Apple Campus HQ One Infinite Loop Cupertino, California

    • Everyone

    Spark your imagination with a tour of Apple's state-of-the-art headquarters. President John A. Fry, Provost Brian Blake, PhD, and Jim Bean, BS '91, Vice President of Retail, Apple, Inc. conduct a conversation about technology and innovation.

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  • Commemorative 125th Anniversary Event

    Wednesday, December 7, 2016

    1:00 PM-3:00 PM

    Drexel Main Building Auditorium and Great Court

    • Everyone

    With pomp and circumstance, this commemorative 125th anniversary event will celebrate and honor Drexel 's historic 125th anniversary, including all constituents. This will include the Time Capsule, official proclamations, and formal remarks by President Fry, Chairman Greenawalt, and Provost Blake and of Drexel University, as well as remarks by Government officials including Councilwoman Blackwell. The presentations will be followed by a dessert reception.

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  • Drexel at 125 and 150

    Thursday, December 1, 2016

    12:00 PM-12:50 PM

    A.J. Drexel Picture Gallery Main Building, Third Floor 3141 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA

    • Everyone

    President John Fry will discuss what he sees as the defining features of Drexel University today, and the exciting possibilities for the institution as it evolves over the coming generation.

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