New and Conserved Pieces
Portrait of a Child
Just donated in spring 2016, this portrait of a child by Francis Martin Drexel is a gift to the collection from Frances Drexel Cheston Train.
Portrait of Mr. Hookey
The conservation treatment of this portrait by Francis Martin Drexel (1792-1863) was completed in April 2017 and will soon be on display in the Anthony J. Drexel Picture Gallery.
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.