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Arts & Entertainment

Wyclef Jean performs an a cappella rap for music industry students.

Wyclef Jean Gives Drexel Students Advice — and a Chance to Freestyle

The Grammy-winning hip-hop artist spoke to music industry students about remaining true to themselves and how he’s been able to do it for more than two decades, then opened up the floor for a jam session they won’t soon forget. 
Hat, Olivia Turner, c. 1955, USA. Gift of Mr. Frank Stephens. Photo courtesy The Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection.

Hidden Treasures: Drexel’s Mysterious Olivia Turner Hats

Two local teenagers researched the identity of a hat designer during an internship this past summer with three of Drexel’s collections on fashion, art and medical history.

WKDU's Electronic Music Marathon.

WKDU Celebrates Marathon Anniversary With 84 Hours of Electronic Music

Drexel’s student-run radio station helped raise nearly $5,000 during an Electronic Music Marathon that featured two remote broadcasts and a whole lot of dancing.

Peter Wiegold at Drexel.

Celebrated English Composer Peter Wiegold to Present Lecture at Drexel

Critically acclaimed composer and conductor Peter Wiegold will present a lecture titled “Music Without Boundaries” at the Mandell Theater on Oct. 16 at 6 p.m. as part of a three-day residency at Drexel.
The logo for Roots, Rock & Research

Roots, Rock & Research: A.J. Drexel Autism Institute Hosts First Benefit Concert

The A.J. Drexel Autism Institute will host its very-first benefit concert at World Café Live to raise money for its vital research into every phase of life for people on the spectrum.
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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.