Leonard Pearlstein Gallery

Leonard Pearlstein Gallery

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Special Event

Photo Senior Show

The Leonard Pearlstein Gallery will be closed for the Memorial Day weekend. Please join us when we reopen for exhibitions featuring work by Westphal seniors in the Product Design, Graphic Design and Photography departments. 

Product Design: Friday June 5th
Graphic Design: Wednesday June 10th
Photography: Friday June 12th

About the Gallery

The Leonard Pearlstein Gallery is committed to exhibiting novel and experimental art in all contemporary mediums including digital, video, sculpture, photography, graphics, and fashion design. Recently relocated to a larger space in the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design's renovated URBN Annex the Pearlstein Gallery has over 3,500 square feet and invites the public to enjoy our exhibits free of charge.

Location & Hours

URBN Center Annex, 3401 Filbert Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Tuesday - Sunday, 11am-6pm


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Gallery News

Bill Walton: Artist to Artist

11/16/14 - Galleries: Two sculptors are given their due

11/08/14 - a little to see, a lot to like

10/17/14 - Gallery honors late artist Bill Walton

09/15/14 - Drexel Exhibits Works by Beloved Late Philadelphia Artist Bill Walton, Shared by Fellow Artists

Splice dance program

09/23/14 - Fringe Festival: Leah Stein's "Splice" Site-specific dance: transformative for all ages

09/22/14 - Leah Stein Dance Company's "Splice"

09/18/14 - Roller Coaster-Like Sculpture at Drexel Inspires Leah Stein Dance Company's Fringe Festival Performance

09/05/14 - FringeArts: World Premiere of Splice Site-Specific Performance at Leonard Pearlstein Gallery, Drexel University

Jeremy Holmes

09/03/14 - Convergence: Jeremy Holmes challenges elemental forces at Leonard Pearlstein Gallery

08/12/14 - Philadelphia Inquirer covers convergence installation at Drexel University

08/06/14 - Jeremy Holmes: The lure of lumber

08/05/14 - Art aplenty in August

07/21/14 - Installation Artist Jeremy Holmes Makes Philadelphia Debut with his Largest Abstract Wood Sculpture Yet


The Leonard Pearlstein Gallery will be closed for the Memorial Day weekend. Please join us when we reopen for exhibitions featuring work by Westphal seniors in the Product Design, Graphic Design and Photography departments.

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Department of Architecture
25 year Celebration of the Michael Pearson Architecture Prize Gallery Show June 22 to July 9
Opening Reception June 22, 2015 6:00 PM

The Architecture department is organizing a show of award winning former student work as a celebration of the 25-year anniversary of the Michael Pearson Architecture Prize. This prize honors Michael Pearson, a 1988 architecture graduate, who passed away in1989. The Pearson Prize is presented annually to the architecture student "who produces the best thesis project, and who, in the course of the thesis year, shows exceptional spirit in pursuing the work." The show will highlight samples of the student work that earned recognition as well as travel sketches, photographs and examples of professional achievements since graduation. The Pearson family will attend the celebration as well as students, friends and former colleagues of Michael Pearson. “


Bartkus' "Beauty and the Beast," 2006-2009.

Ray Bartus: Storylines 
Tuesday, April 7th & Sunday, May 24th 
Opening Reception: April 9th from 5-7 PM with artist gallery talk at 5:30PM

As a painter, digital and installation artist, and illustrator, Ray Bartkus experiments with form. In the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery's upcoming exhibition, Storylines, Bartkus's monumental figurative paintings address how representational art is a tool for exploring the mysteries of humankind. From April 7 through May 24, his paintings and installations will take viewers into new and immersive environments. This is the first time these works will be shown in the United States, having largely been shown internationally in Austria, Japan, Lithuania, Poland and the Netherlands. In addition to his paintings, Bartkus is known for his illustrations which have appeared in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Time, Newsweek, Harper's, Billboard, Los Angeles Times and The Boston Globe. A free-to-the-public opening reception will take place on April 9 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm in the Gallery (3401 Filbert Street), and will include a talk with the artist.


Pasion y Arte

On April 10-12, three special performances of this new dance installation were performed by world class flamenco dance company Pasion y Arte.

WHEN:April 10th and 11th at 8PM, April 12th at 3PM

Learn more about the performances here.

Chakaia Booker: Are We There Yet?

Chakaia Booker: Are We There Yet?

On Wednesday Feb 18 We hosted a writers open studio and a Slam Poetry Gallery Tour conceived and performed by Pearlstein Poets in Residence: The Philly Pigeon. Verbal Sculpture will include new works from Kai Davis, Kirwyn Sutherland, Jacob Winterstein and Lauren Yates inspired by our current exhibition, Chakaia Booker’s Are we there yet?.

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Check out more about The Philly Pigeon on their website