BADGES: A Memorial Tribute to Asbestos Workers and LIFE'S WORK: A Fifty Year Photographic Chronicle of Working in the U.S.A.
June 29 – November 10, 2017
Main Building, Rincliffe Gallery, 3rd Floor
Earl Dotter is an award-winning photojournalist who has been documenting the lives of American workers for over forty years. His focus is on the occupational and environmental concerns of some of the more dangerous and unhealthy conditions of workers from the Appalachian coal fields to asbestos workers.
These two exhibitions BADGES: A Memorial Tribute to Asbestos Workers and LIFE'S WORK: A Fifty Year Photographic Chronicle of Working in the U.S.A., demonstrate the breadth of Earl Dotter's work in occupational photography and how important the documentation is for the improvement of working conditions across the United States. The exhibitions were brought to Drexel University through the generosity of Arthur Frank, MD, PhD, professor and chair emeritus, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health and the Dornsife School of Public Health.
The exhibitions will be on view in the Rincliffe Gallery, Main Building, 3rd floor, from June 29 to Sept. 1, with an opening reception on June 29. Lunchtime lectures by Arthur Frank, MD, PhD and Earl Dotter will be held on July 11 and Aug. 8.
The Rincliffe Gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Gallery is free and open to the public.
Cheers: Drinkware from The Drexel Collection
December 8, 2017 – March 16, 2018
For the second time, students in the Museum Leadership course Museum Exhibitions and Programming will be curating an exhibition for The Drexel Collection. This exhibition's theme is drinkware, ranging from wineglasses to chocolate cups and demonstrating the variety of materials and techniques used to create these everyday objects.
Stories of Self-Portraits
Self-portraits are among the most intriguing and personally meaningful art genres. Moreover, self-portraits as a genre are seeing a broad and renewed interest in light of the unfolding cultural phenomenon of the selfie. 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 in an effort to convey a "creation myth" for self-portraiture.
The Founders' Collections
Anthony J. Drexel, founder of Drexel Institute, and his life-long friend George W. Childs, the publisher of the Public Ledger, both had significant collections of fine and decorative arts. Many of the pieces from their collections were generously donated to the institute to help grow and develop the Drexel Museum. Today, those pieces are some of the highlights found in The Drexel Collection. Come learn about the collections of these two prominent Philadelphia businessmen and their vision for The Drexel Collection.