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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

Stories in Self-Portraits:

Spring/Summer 2018

Rincliffe Gallery

Curated by Tim Gorichanaz, PhD Candidate, Department of Information Science, this exhibition will tell the stories of the creation of a number of self-portraits by local artists to convey a "creation myth" for self-portraiture.

Coming Soon

Photography from The Drexel Collection:

Summer/Fall 2018

Rincliffe Gallery

An exhibition of rarely seen photographs from The Drexel Collection.

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Curator Pick of the Month

Title: Cloisonné Vase
Artist: Unknown
Creation Date: mid-19th century
Origin: China
Medium: Brass, copper, gilding and enamel

To celebrate the month of February, The Drexel Collection has chosen this cloisonné vase. The development of cloisonné decorated metals in China in the 14th century was largely due to the lively trade with the Islamic world and often reflects strong West Asian influences. Cloisonné is a type of enameling in which enamels of various colors are melted onto a metal foundation – usually copper – within outlines of fine wire called “cloisons” (the French word for “cell”). In this case, the copper areas which were not covered by enamel were then gilded. The handles are 2-clawed dragons, indicating that the vase was for commoners; the aristocracy used dragons with 5 claws for their ornaments.

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New and Conserved Pieces

Lou Brock, 1967 World Series, St. Louis at Boston
Joining our collection of 20th century photographs are a set of 25 images of performers and athletes by Walter Iooss, Jr.

Count Rex
Conserved this summer by Carole Abercauph, Count Rex was painted by Francis Martin Drexel, the father of Anthony J. Drexel.

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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.