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Arts & Entertainment

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.
Westphal Senior Fashion Show

Structured Silhouettes, Vibrant Colors and Manipulated Fabrics Walk the Runway at Drexel’s Annual Fashion Show

Romanticism, mythological creatures, the Taj Mahal and engineered infrastructure were the inspiration for a handful of Drexel student designers whose collections will be featured in Drexel Universitys Annual Fashion Show on Saturday, June 10, presented by the Fashion Design and Design & Merchandising programs in Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.

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.