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Current Exhibit

Upcoming Exhibits

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

Spring/Summer 2018
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

Fall 2018
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.