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Current Exhibit

Upcoming Exhibits

BADGES: A Memorial Tribute to Asbestos Workers & LIFE'S WORK: A Fifty Year Photographic Chronicle of Working in the U.S.A.

June 29, 2017 – September 1, 2017
Earl Dotter is an award-winning photojournalists who has been documenting the lives of American workers for over forty years. His focus is on the occupational and environmental concerns of some of the more dangerous and unhealthy conditions of workers from the Appalachian coal fields to asbestos workers. This exhibition of photographs is sponsored by the Dornsife School of Public Health.

The Founders' Collections

September 15, 2017 – November 27, 2017
Anthony J. Drexel, founder of Drexel Institute, and his life-long friend George W. Childs, the publisher of the Public Ledger, both had significant collections of fine and decorative arts. Many of the pieces from their collections were generously donated to the institute to help grow and develop the Drexel Museum. Today, those pieces are some of the highlights found in The Drexel Collection. Come learn about the collections of these two prominent Philadelphia businessmen and their vision for The Drexel Collection.

Cheers: Drinkware from The Drexel Collection

December 11, 2017 – March 16, 2018
For the second time, students in the Museum Leadership course Museum Exhibitions and Programming will be curating an exhibition for The Drexel Collection. This exhibition's theme is drinkware, ranging from wineglasses to chocolate cups and demonstrating the variety of materials and techniques used to create these everyday objects.