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Writing Festival

New Drexel Writing Festival Held on Campus

The inaugural Drexel Writing Festival, which replaces the 10-year-old Week of Writing, will take place at Drexel University to host 16 events in just three days.
The Drexel Collection.

The Drexel Collection Showcases Its ‘Practical & Cultural’ Uses

Throughout Drexel’s 125 years, the institution’s art collections have been used to supplement classes in various programs. A new exhibit from The Drexel Collection shows how and why the practice has been continued through today.
Drexel is sponsoring a block of films at the Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival.

Drexel Takes Eco Education to the Movies at Philadelphia Film Festival

In search of new ways to promote awareness of the realities of climate change and global warming, Drexel faculty members have struck up a relationship with the Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival. The University is sponsoring a block of local films later this month.
David Russell, pictured, will perform in concert at Drexel’s Mandell Theater on April 8 at 7:30 p.m.

Drexel’s Eric Zillmer Assists in Bringing World-Class Guitarist David Russell to Campus

Renowned classical guitarist David Russell will perform on Drexel’s campus on April 8, thanks, in part, to the efforts of Carl R. Pacifico Professor of Neuropsychology and Director of Athletics Eric Zillmer, PsyD.
Led Zeppelin

Rock and Roll Photographer Bob Gruen Opens ‘ROCKERS’ Exhibit at Pearlstein Gallery

Legendary rock and roll photographer Bob Gruen’s ROCKERS exhibit brings rock’s excitement and spirit – onstage, backstage, at home – to Pearlstein Gallery. For more than 40 years, Bob Gruen’s name has been synonymous with rock and roll. From taking early photos on tour with Ike and Tina Turner and capturing the early CBGB/Max’s Kansas City scene, to hanging out with John and Yoko and covering current stadium rockers such as Green Day, Gruen has always been at the right place at the right time. 

Community members gather for a barbecue outside the United Bank building.

Lindy Institute’s New Project Aims to Connect the Community Through Art

LoLa 38 will fill soon-to-be-developed spaces in West Philadelphia with community-oriented art installations and events throughout the spring and summer, strengthening Drexel’s relationship with its neighbors.
ACLU

Student-Run Radio Station WKDU Donates Proceeds to the ACLU

For the entire month of February, Drexel’s independent student radio station WKDU pledged to donate proceeds from merchandise sales to benefit the Pennsylvania chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union.
The south wall of the A. J. Drexel Picture Gallery from the entranceway in 2017.

A.J. Drexel Picture Gallery Gets a Retro Makeover

With a renewed layout and returned paintings, the A. J. Drexel Picture Gallery looks completely different to modern viewers, but remarkably similar to what students and faculty would have seen at the turn of the 20th century.  
© 2017 National Museum of American Illustration, Newport, RI Photo courtesy American Illustrators Gallery, New York, NY

Drexel Presents Fine Art Exhibit in Tribute to ‘Father of Illustration’ Howard Pyle

In continuation of Drexel University’s 125th anniversary celebration, the Pennoni Honors College will co-present with the National Museum of American Illustration, a new exhibition showcasing the influence of former Drexel instructor Howard Pyle and his students, who helped inspire Philadelphia’s historic roots in the applied art field and fueled its publishing boom in 1900s.

One of Philadelphia's many murals.

Painting With a Purpose on a Mural Arts Co-op

Drexel senior Darian Ehya’s graphic design internship with one of the country’s largest public art organizations gave him a front-row seat to witness what goes into making murals with a social mission.
Plakat Polski.

Polish Resistance Art Posters to Be Displayed in Drexel’s Rincliffe Gallery

The Drexel Collection’s newest exhibit, Plakat Polski: Selections from The Frank Fox Polish Poster Collection and Kenneth F. Lewalski Polish Posters Collection, will be on display to showcase the best of Soviet-era Polish poster art.
A group of women wearing visors and buttons with red ribbons for HIV awareness.

Must-See-TV: Educational Shows that Entertain Have Greater Impact on Faithful Viewers

A study of viewing audiences shows that the television programs most effective at imparting an educational message about social behaviors are the ones that keep people watching engaged and coming back for more.
Gina Lerman alongside Bumblebee from the Transformers movies

A Future-Focused Co-op Finding New Toy Stories

What will toys look like in five years? Westphal senior Gina Lerman took a glimpse at the future of play during a six-month co-op with toy designer Hasbro.