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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

Holding Your Drink: 3000 Years of Drinking Vessels from the Drexel and Salzberg Collections:

December 8, 2017 - March 16, 2018

Rincliffe Gallery

For the second time, students in the Museum Leadership program will be curating an exhibition for The Drexel Collection, focusing on the variety of drinkware found in the Collection.

Coming Soon

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.

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Curator Pick of the Month

Title: The Water Boy (The Alsatian Vintner)
Artist: Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi
Creation Date: 1869
Origin: France
Medium: Bronze

Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi (1834-1904) the creator of this magical bronze sculpture is also the designer behind the Statue of Liberty located in New York City. Unbeknownst to Bartholdi, his sculpture would become one of Drexel’s greatest traditions and one of the collection’s most prized possessions. Though this sculpture was originally designed to be a fountain, the only thing flowing through this sculpture is good luck. Generations of Drexel Students have stopped by The Water Boy to rub his golden toe for good luck and a little extra help to ace their exams. The Water Boy is on display to the right of the marble staircase in the Great Court of Main Building.

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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 Ioss, 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.