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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

Style Within: Interior Design of the 19th Century:

January 16 - March 27, 2015

This mixed media exhibition explores interior design and decorating techniques of the 19th century.

Coming Soon

Gershon Benjamin (1899 - 1985): Modern Master:

Spring 2015

This retrospective exhibition explores the art of the early expressionist artist Gershon Benjamin.

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Curator Pick of the Month

Title: Horse and Cart
Artist: Unknown
Creation Date: 19th century
Origin: United States
Medium: Wood, metal, paint, horse hair

Happy Holidays! In light of the gift giving season, it seemed appropriate to look back on a toy from the 19th century. Horse toys like these were very popular for children of the 1800’s, including rocking horses, horse heads on the end of a stick, and wheeled ones like this one in The Drexel Collection. While some goods at the time were mass-produced, toys of this size and quality were handmade with wood, fabric, and animal hair. Horse toys were a chance for children to imitate the equestrian skills they were expected to have as an adult, making them very popular. In addition to the horse toy, many hand crafted toys from the 19th century are housed in The Drexel Collection.

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New and Conserved Pieces

Yakushi-ji Temple, Nara City, Japan
Gifted to The Drexel Collection by the artist, Tokujiro Nishi, this expressive oil painting is a unique and exciting addition to the collection.

Isle of Sylt
A gorgeous sea scape by Düsseldorf Academy artist, Eugène Gustav Dücker, the conservation of this painting, completed earlier this fall, revealed details hidden by the discolored varnish.

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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.