Welcome to the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery
Founded in 1986 Drexel’s Design Arts Gallery was housed in Nesbitt Hall on Market Street as part of the Nesbitt College of Design Arts. In 2003, the gallery moved into its own small building alongside Nesbitt Hall. A generous contribution from the Pearlstein family to honor their father Leonard Pearlstein made the new Nesbitt gallery building possible. Now part of the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, The Leonard Pearlstein Gallery relocated to its third and current location in Drexel’s URBN Annex at 3401 Filbert Street at the end of 2011.
Opening Thursday May 3rd
The Pearlstein Gallery and Bowerbird are pleased to present SOUND MACHINES, an exhibition that explores the interplay between sound and object, performance and sculpture, and our changing experience of sound in an age of digital reproduction. The centerpiece of the project will be an performer-activated, large-scale kinetic sound sculpture, Zwei Mann Orchester (Two Man Orchestra), conceived by late German-Argentine composer, artist, and filmmaker Mauricio Kagel (1931-2008). Originally...