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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

Frozen in Flight: Taxidermy Birds from The Academy of Natural Sciences, Drexel University:

May 27 – August 22, 2016

Rincliffe Gallery

Observe spectacular bird specimens on loan from the Academy of Natural Science..

Coming Soon

The Drexel Collection: Celebrating 125 Years:

September 9, 2016 – January 4, 2017

Rincliffe Gallery

Learn how The Drexel Collection has evolved over the past 125 years.

View Past Exhibitions

Curator Pick of the Month

Title: Grand Piano
Artist: Steinway & Sons
Creation Date: 1876
Origin: United States
Medium: Rosewood

For the month of June, The Drexel Collection chose A.J. Drexel’s original Victorian Steinway Piano. While A.J. Drexel was known to be a private man, we can have a glimpse into his life from a tribute written by the first dean of men, J. Peterson Ryder. He wrote, “Their home had all the charm of an older civilization. Anthony Joseph’s chief pleasure was to spend his evenings in the music room, which had two pianos, playing duets and quartettes from the Old Masters with his daughters”. Today, the piano is kept tuned and on display in the Picture Gallery.

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New and Conserved Pieces

Portrait of a Child
Just donated in spring 2016, this portrait of a child by Francis Martin Drexel is a gift to the collection from Frances Drexel Cheston Train.

Landscape, 1879.
Conserved in 2015 and 2016, this is the only painting in The Drexel Collection by Anthony J. Drexel's daughter, Frances Drexel Paul.

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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.