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Contemporary Art Exploring the Caribbean in Fall Exhibition at Pearlstein Gallery 

Drexel’s Leonard Pearlstein Gallery will open The Expanded Caribbean: Contemporary Photograph at the Crossroads, an exhibition of over 50 photographs and four related sculptural and video installations this fall. 

Drexel students in Cuba for a documentary course.

In Cuba, Drexel University Documentary Class Explores Life and Film

An intensive course abroad places Drexel students alongside professional filmmakers at a legendary film school in Cuba to make short documentaries as they discover the complexities of the island nation and the filmmaking process.

Flamenco Dance, Belen Maya

Reflection and Communication Through Flamenco –  Acclaimed Artist, Belén Maya, Comes to Drexel


World-renowned flamenco dancer, teacher and scholar Belén Maya will perform for the first time in Philadelphia this fall as part of a residency at Drexel University’s Westphal College of Media Arts & Design. As a 2017 Rankin-Scholar-In-Residence, Maya will give two public performances, lead demonstrations and workshops, and teach classes on campus. 

Graphic design major Abbey Nesbitt poses with one of the Saxbys chalkboard signs displaying her art.

Saxbys Coffee With a Side of Chalkboard Art by a Drexel Student

If you’ve ever passed the Saxbys on 34th Street at Drexel University or on the University of Pennsylvania’s campus, then you’ve probably walked by the chalkboard signs designed by rising graphic design senior Abbey Nesbitt.
Lossless women with man

Group Exhibition at Pearlstein Gallery Explores the Black Body and Representation

The new group exhibition, Lossless, looks into the black body as an exploration, a site of compression, considering the ways that labor, illusion, loss, lineage and personhood are imagined and reconstructed.

Drexel Students Deliver a Weekly Dose of Fun at CHOP

In “Story Medicine,” one of Drexel’s several community-based learning courses, students visit the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to perform shows based on scripts they write, giving the young patients in their audience a joyous break from the norm.

"After the Wedding" by Julius L. Stewart was painted in 1880 and donated to Drexel University by the founder after his death. It supposedly features members of the Drexel family at a wedding between the founder's daughter and the artist's brother. Photo courtesy The Drexel Collection.

Hidden Treasures: The Drexel Family in The Drexel Collection

Drexel University founder Anthony J. Drexel’s likeness is depicted through art on campus — as well as the likeness of his family members.
Sarah Rich, coordinator in administrative services, and Gary Childs, liaison librarian for the nursing and health professions, with their recommendations.

Drexel Picks for Binge-Worthy Books and Television Programs

It can get pretty hot and humid in Philadelphia in the summer — here’s how to take cover with a good binge session with a book or television show.
Publicity photo of Chuck Barris promoting the June 14, 1976 premiere of the NBC reality talent show "The Gong Show." Photo courtesy NBC Television.

ABC’s Revived ‘Gong Show’ Pays Tribute to Drexel Alumnus’ Vision

“The Gong Show,” started by Chuck Barris ’53 in 1976, got a reboot this summer with a new incarnation airing on ABC.
"Earl Dotter in Low Coal WVA 1976 & Ground Zero NYC 2001," courtesy Earl Dotter.

The Drexel Collection Hosts Two Photography Exhibits Examining the Consequences of Hazardous Work

The Drexel Collection’s summer exhibit will showcase the legacy of photographer Earl Dotter’s 50 years of experience photographing workers, particularly those working in dangerous fields with hazardous materials like asbestos.
Photo by Cindi Landmesser.

Drexel Hosts Picture-Perfect 2017 Senior Thesis Exhibition

Eight photography majors at Drexel University recently submitted portfolios for their senior thesis that were then displayed on campus.
Musée de la Danse in performance of Levée des conflits at the Drexel Armory, September 2016. Photo Credit: JJ Tiziou Photography

French Avant-garde Choreographer Boris Charmatz to Illuminate the Connections between Social Justice and Art
 

Known for his innovative exploration of choreographic assembly, internationally acclaimed French choreographer Boris Charmatz will return to Drexel University to continue the momentum of his most recent collaborative project, “Dancing Dialogues” in the fall of 2016. Drexel’s Westphal College of Media Arts & Design received a grant of $300,000 from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage to facilitate Boris Charmatz’ performance project, the Philadelphia Museum of Dance, in partnership with the Barnes Foundation
A sketch of a brain with splatters of different colors of paint.

Making Art Activates Brain’s Reward Pathway – Drexel Study

Coloring, doodling and drawing all showed significant bloodflow in the section of the brain related to feeling rewarded, a new study by a Drexel University art therapist found.