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Arts & Entertainment

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.
Rapper Jay-Z, the founder of Roc Nation

On Roc Nation Co-op, Drexel Student Draws Blueprint for Success

A Westphal sophomore worked with some of the biggest stars in the entertainment industry during her co-op at Jay-Z’s company.

1985 Aerial View of Drexel University

Pearlstein Gallery Celebrates 125 Years with ‘Drexel & the City’ Exhibition
 

In honor and celebration of Drexel University’s 125th anniversary, the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery will present a new exhibition showcasing the influences of art, science and industry that have shaped the university’s past and continue to inspire its future. The exhibit, ‘125 Years: Drexel & the City’, will run from Jan. 12 through March 19 – with the opening reception taking place on Jan. 12, from 5-7 p.m. in the Pearlstein Gallery (3401 Filbert Street).

a mixture of painted colors

Drexel Selected to Be Site in NEA’s First-Ever Funding of Arts Labs

For the first time, the National Endowment for the Arts is funding research labs, and Drexel’s Department of Arts Therapies was chosen to lead one focusing on arts and health.
This globe, part of a pair of terrestrial and celestial globes donated to The Drexel Collection in 1975 by a member of the Drexel family, were conserved and restored to close to their original appearance in 2015 by Studio T.K.M.

Restoring Treasures From The Drexel Collection

The Drexel Collection will host a lecture on Nov. 17 to discuss and display its most recent conservation efforts.
Inis Nua

Inis Nua Theatre Company Partners With Drexel for Revival of ‘Dublin by Lamplight’ 

 

In 1904 Dublin poverty and political unrest grip a city struggling for independence just as the Irish National Theatre of Ireland is taking off. In Drexel University’s Co-Op Theater Company production of “Dublin by Lamplight” 40 different characters, represented by a cast of six, cycle through many narratives: Will the King of England be assassinated? Will the laundry girl get her big break? Will the show go on? The show, which is co-produced by Inis Nua Theatre Company, will open in November at Mandell Theater as part of Drexel’s Mandell Professional in Residence Project.

This 19th-century ammonia compressor on display at the National Museum of Industrial History provided refridgeration at the American Brewery in Baltimore.

Drexel’s Center for Cultural Partnerships Helps Build the National Museum of Industrial History

A Drexel team was brought in to help complete a museum that had been in the making for years — and they were the only ones right for the job. 
James Galanos Evening Dress

Drexel’s Fox Historic Costume Collection Receives Gift from James G. Galanos Foundation
 

The Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection (FHCC) of the Westphal College of Media Arts and Design has received a gift from the James G. Galanos Foundation. This gift, comprising nearly 700 couture-level ensembles dating from the 1960s to his retirement in 1998 will form The James G. Galanos Archive at Drexel University. This donation will be augmented in the coming year by additional support materials relating to the career of James Galanos from the James G. Galanos Foundation.

Zora Neale Hurston in 1936, the year she published "Their Eyes Were Watching God."

Drexel’s Writers Room Kicks Off ‘NEA Big Read’ With Drummers, Dance and a Poetry Slam

Having received an “NEA Big Read” grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, Drexel’s Writers Room will honor novelist Zora Neale Hurston.