BADGES: A Memorial Tribute to Asbestos Workers and LIFE'S WORK: A Fifty Year Photographic Chronicle of Working in the U.S.A.
June 29 – November 10, 2017
Main Building, Rincliffe Gallery, 3rd Floor
Earl Dotter is an award-winning photojournalist 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.
These two exhibitions BADGES: A Memorial Tribute to Asbestos Workers and LIFE'S WORK: A Fifty Year Photographic Chronicle of Working in the U.S.A., demonstrate the breadth of Earl Dotter's work in occupational photography and how important the documentation is for the improvement of working conditions across the United States. The exhibitions were brought to Drexel University through the generosity of Arthur Frank, MD, PhD, professor and chair emeritus, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health and the Dornsife School of Public Health.
The exhibitions will be on view in the Rincliffe Gallery, Main Building, 3rd floor, from June 29 to November 10, with an opening reception on June 29. Lunchtime lectures by Arthur Frank, MD, PhD and Earl Dotter will be held on July 11 and Aug. 8.
The Rincliffe Gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Gallery is free and open to the public.
Arts of Asia: Selections from The Drexel Collection
October 6, 2017 – March 30, 2018
Paul Peck Alumni Center, 32nd & Market
Artwork from Asia constitute about one quarter of The Drexel Collection focusing on global design arts. The earliest pieces acquired by the collection, many of which represent the materials and techniques from the Middle East, China, Japan and Southeast Asia, were selected both as aesthetic objects and as a way to teach students good design and fabrication in art, science and industry. These artifacts and the early Drexel Institute’s purpose for collecting them demonstrate how ideas, artistic forms and design circulated across cultures through the mobility of people and products contributing to the creation of productive cultural exchanges.
The exhibition was curated in collaboration with Shushi Yoshinaga, associate professor in the Department of Design, and Pia Brancaccio, associate professor in the Department of Art and Art History. The exhibition was made possible with the generous support of Hazem D. Maragah, PhD and Drexel Alumni.
The exhibition will be on view in the Paul Peck Alumni Center Gallery, 3201 Market Street, from October 6, 2017 to March 30, 2018, with an opening reception on October 6.
The Paul Peck Alumni Center Gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The entrance is located off the Perelman Plaza at the back of the building. Please ring the bell to enter. The Gallery is free and open to the public.
Holding Your Drink: 3000 Years of Drinking Vessels from the Drexel and Salzberg Collections
December 8, 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.
Stories of Self-Portraits
Self-portraits are among the most intriguing and personally meaningful art genres. Moreover, self-portraits as a genre are seeing a broad and renewed interest in light of the unfolding cultural phenomenon of the selfie. Curated by Tim Gorichanaz, PhD Candidate, Department of Information Science this exhibition will tell the stories of the creation of a number of self-portraits by local artists in an effort to convey a "creation myth" for self-portraiture.