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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.
Fox Historic Costume Collection

Google’s New Virtual Exhibition Includes Iconic Pieces from Drexel’s Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection

Three-thousand years of the world’s fashion is being brought together in the largest virtual exhibition of style. The “We wear culture” project, by Google Arts & Culture, is a collaboration with Drexel University’s Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection and more than 180 renowned cultural institutions from New York, London, Paris, Tokyo, São Paulo and others around the world. 

Dean Allen Sabinson, left, with Dean Frank Linnehan, right, at WKDU during their back-to-back DJ set.

On Air and In Between Songs With Two Drexel University Deans on WKDU

Two Drexel deans — Allen Sabinson of the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design and Frank Linnehan, PhD, of the LeBow College of Business — sat down to share their favorite songs in a back-to-back DJ set on Drexel's free-format, student-run radio station.
Battle of the Drexel Deans.

Battle of the DJing Deans on WKDU

On June 8, Dean Allen Sabinson and Dean Frank Linnehan, PhD, will play their favorite tunes on WKDU, Drexel’s free-format, student-run radio station.
A photograph of the Anthony J. Drexel Picture Gallery after it opened in the early 1900s.

The Drexel Collection to Host Retrospective Lecture

The Drexel Collection will host a special lecture reflecting on the history of the Anthony J. Drexel Picture Gallery and its connection to its namesake.