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Hours

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.

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Exhibitions

Coming Next

Awareness: Larry Clark's Tulsa Photo Series:

August 28 - November 13, 2015

Rincliffe Gallery

An exhibition of Larry Clark's eye-opening photo series, Tulsa, 1971.

Coming Soon

Toys, Trinkets and Trifles: Toys and Miniatures from The Drexel Collection:

December 4, 2015 - February 15, 2016

Rincliffe Gallery

Transforming the Rincliffe Gallery into a toy store from the past, this exhibition displays the charming toys and games of The Drexel Collection.


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Curator Pick of the Month

Title: Modèle du Comité
Artist: Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi
Creation Date: c. 1876
Origin: France
Medium: Terracotta

What better way to celebrate the Fourth of July than with the Modèle du Comité, a model of the Statute of Liberty. The model is made by the same sculptor as the actual statue, Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi. It is possible that A. J. Drexel met Bartholdi because they were both members of the Franco-American alliance, a group dedicated to raise funds to build the pedestal for the statue in New York. In order to raise funds for the project, models like this were sold. This model is numbered “50,” and is one of only four that remain today. The sculpture was displayed in the Christie’s exhibition “Images of Liberty: Models and Reproductions of the Statue of Liberty 1867 – 1917” in 1986, and now has a prominent home in the Main Building’s Great Court.

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New and Conserved Pieces

NEW -
Model of a Greek Temple
Discovered on the 4th floor of the Main Building in early 2013, this model of a Greek temple was built in 1898 as a teaching aid for the Architectural Drawing program at the Drexel Institute.

CONSERVED -
Portrait of a Woman
Just returned to The Drexel Collection, this portrait of a woman by Francis Martin Drexel reveals the sumptuous embroidery and lace bonnet previously disguised by discoloration.

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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.