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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.

Plan Your Visit


Coming Next

Fired Works: Ceramics from Around the World:

October 20 - December 18, 2014

This exhibition of the fascinating ceramics in The Drexel Collection is your passport to the countries and cultures that produced these works.

Coming Soon

Historic Interiors

January – April, 2015

This mixed media exhibition explores interior design and decorating techniques with prints from Joseph Nash's Mansions of England in Olden Times, 1839 - 1849.

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Curator Pick of the Month

Title: Self-Portrait of the Artist at the Easel with Wife and Daughter
Artist: Francis Martin Drexel
Creation Date: 1824
Origin: United States
Medium: oil, canvas

This self-portrait of Francis Martin Drexel and his family was exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 1825. Francis was the father of A.J. Drexel, the university’s founder, and had a peculiar skillset. He had succeeded as both a portrait artist and as a banker. While he had aspired to become a painter since his adolescence in Austria, Francis eventually abandoned painting in 1838 to open the Drexel Bank on Third Street. However, the love that Francis had for art influenced his children and his son, A. J. Drexel, created The Drexel Collection for the very new Drexel Institute of Science, Art and Industry in 1891.

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New and Conserved Pieces

A Plan of the City and Environs of Philadelphia
The history of Philadelphia has always been an important component of The Drexel Collection, and this gift from Mrs. A. Barton Lewis is a fascinating addition.

Landing the Boat
Conserved in the spring, this beautiful landscape painting is a wonderful example of paintings from the Düsseldorf Art Academy and will join other paintings from the Academy in the Picture Gallery.

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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.