The AAGA hosts various social activities for students, alumni, the Drexel community, and the larger Philadelphia region. The AAGA presents two major events each year; the Annual Art Auction and a Speaker Event. Each term the AAGA also plans trips to local art institutions, luncheons, social gatherings, and more. The program encourages students to take advantage of the social opportunities to strengthen their long-term professional network.

If you are interested in volunteering for a special event or have a suggestion for an event please email Caitlin Grogan at

Art Trips

The AAGA announces a new social program this year: Organized Art Trips (OATS). Each term the AAGA will organize a trip to a local arts institution and offer discounted tickets to Drexel graduate students. This program affords all graduate students the opportunity to experience the wide range of art that abounds in Philadelphia while learning about the different artistic disciplines and encouraging arts participation.

Social Gatherings

We believe that learning doesn't stop in the classroom. One of the most valuable assets that will come out of your graduate study is the relationships you develop with your classmates. The AAGA Social Gatherings provide an opportunity for students to get to know each other outside the classroom. If you'd like to organize a gathering at your house or around town and would like the AAGA to help spread the word, please email Caitlin Grogan at