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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.

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Coming Next

Awareness: Larry Clark's Tulsa Photo Series:

August 28 - November 13, 2015

Rincliffe Gallery

An exhibition of Larry Clark's eye-opening photo series, Tulsa, 1971.

Coming Soon

Toys, Trinkets and Trifles: Toys and Miniatures from The Drexel Collection:

December 4, 2015 - February 15, 2016

Rincliffe Gallery

Transforming the Rincliffe Gallery into a toy store from the past, this exhibition displays the charming toys and games of The Drexel Collection.

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Curator Pick of the Month

Title: Silver Resist Lustre Teapot
Artist: Leeds Pottery
Creation Date: 1815
Origin: Stoke-on-Trent, England
Medium: Earthenware, lustre

This teapot may look like heavy silver, but April Fools, it is actually a technique called “lustre”. Lustre is a metallic decoration applied to ceramics through precipitation, using salts of silver, gold, or copper that are dissolved and painted onto the surface of the ceramic before firing. This style of decoration was invented in the Near East around the 9th century AD and then spread to the Islamic culture in Spain. The technique did not come to England until the 19th century when the potter William De Morgan began to develop lustrewares. The Drexel Collection has an extensive collection of lustrewares that are frequently showcased throughout our cases and exhibitions!

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New and Conserved Pieces

Model of a Greek Temple
Discovered on the 4th floor of the Main Building in early 2013, this model of a Greek temple was built in 1898 as a teaching aid for the Architectural Drawing program at the Drexel Institute.

Portrait of a Woman
Just returned to The Drexel Collection, this portrait of a woman by Francis Martin Drexel reveals the sumptuous embroidery and lace bonnet previously disguised by discoloration.

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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.