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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.

Plan Your Visit


Coming Next

COINED: Ancient Coins & Civilizations:

August 11 – October 6, 2014

This exhibition of ancient coins delves into the histories of Greece, Egypt and Rome through the manufacture, symbolism and uses of these coins.

Coming Soon

Fired Works: Ceramics from Around the World:

October 20 – December 18, 2014

This exhibition of the fascinating ceramics in The Drexel Collection is your passport to the countries and cultures that produced these works.

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Curator Pick of the Month

Title: Eagle
Artist: Artist Unknown
Creation Date: c. 1815-1825
Origin: United States
Medium: pine, paint

The eagle has been the national symbol of the United States since 1782. The Great Seal of the United States depicts the eagle with wings spread and a shield divided into a blue field across the top and 13 red and white stripes on the bottom. The eagle clutches 13 arrows in one talon and an olive branch in the other. In its beak is a banner with the motto “E Pluribus Unum” which translates to “Out of Many, One.” This painted and gilded carved wooden eagle from the early 19th century is a stylized version of the eagle from the Great Seal. The flat bottom edge of the carving suggests that it may have been mounted on a wagon or car, possibly for a circus.

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New and Conserved Pieces

Portrait of Mary Astor Paul (1889-1950)
Joining two other portraits by society portraitist Cecilia Beaux, this portrait is a wonderful addition to our collection of Drexel family portraits.

Banjo Clock
Conserved this past fall, this banjo clock made its way from fourth floor storage to the walls of the President’s office.

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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.