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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

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.

Coming Soon

Pictures of the Floating World: Ukiyo-e Woodblock Prints:

February 29 – May 6, 2016

Rincliffe Gallery

Surround yourself with the beautiful images of Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock prints from The Drexel Collections over two-hundred prints.

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Curator Pick of the Month

Title: Portrait of Anthony J. Drexel
Artist: Josef Bergenthal
Creation Date: c. 1860
Origin: Philadelphia, PA
Medium: Oil, canvas

September 13 marks the 189th birthday of the University’s founder, Anthony J. Drexel, born September 13, 1826. In honor of his birthday this month, The Drexel Collection chose this portrait of A. J. Drexel. This portrait is considered one of the most successful portraits of Anthony, as he was notorious for not wanting to sit for his portrait; because of this, there are many reproductions of this portrait throughout campus. Try to see if you can find them all! p>

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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.