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AJ Drexel Picture Gallery: 

M - F: 3:30pm - 5pm
Tours by appointment.

Rincliff Gallery:

M - F: 8am - 7pm

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

"Practical & Cultural": The Drexel Collection as Teaching Tool:

April 14 – June 19, 2017

Rincliffe Gallery

Following the founder's vision of a "practical and cultural education," see how The Drexel Collection has been used by past and current students.

Coming Soon

BADGES and LIFE'S WORK: Photography by Earl Dotter:

June 29 - September 1, 2017

Rincliffe Gallery

Sponsored by the Dornsife School of Public Health, this exhibition focuses on two photography collections by award-winning photojournalist Earl Dotter.

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Curator Pick of the Month

Title: Sappho
Artist: William Wetmore Story (1819-1895)
Creation Date: 1866
Origin: Italy
Medium: Marble

Sappho was a woman from Lesbos, Greece whose poetry greatly influenced the writers of her time. Sappho is one of the few female writers whose name and reputation survived to modern times, though much of her actual work has been lost. Her poem Hymn to Aphrodite tells the story of unrequited love as she calls to the Greek god of love, Aphrodite, to help win their affections. William Wetmore Story is an American poet and sculptor. His sculptures can be found throughout the United States in various museums and academic establishments. Sappho is on display in the Great Court of Main Building to the left of the marble staircase.

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New and Conserved Pieces

Frieburg (Germany)
Donated this winter along with eleven other paintings by Japanese artist Tokujiro Nishi.

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.

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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.