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AJ Drexel Picture Gallery: 

M - F: 3:30pm - 5pm
Tours by appointment.

Rincliff Gallery:

M - F: 8am - 7pm

Peck Gallery:

M - F: 9am - 5pm

  • Closed on Sundays and major holidays.
  • Galleries are free and open to the public.

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Coming Next

Kensington Blues:

January 25, 2019 - March 29, 2019

Peck Alumni Center Gallery

An exhibition of photographs by Jeffrey Stockbridge, '05.

Coming Soon

Matt Phillips: Inspired:

March 29, 2019 - July 26, 2019

Rincliffe Gallery

An exhibition on Matt Phillips, the master of monotypes.

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Curator Pick of the Month

Title: Foot Warmer
Artist: Unknown
Creation Date: c. 1858-1872
Origin: United States
Medium: Tin

It's getting chilly out there! For its November pick the Drexel Collection chose this tin foot warmer made in 1872. The foot warmer would have been filled with hot water and used in a carriage during the winter.

In the 17th, 18th, and early 19th centuries, women and children carried foot warmers to meetings or to church. Women’s long skirts would hang over the foot warmer, holding in the heat. Foot warmers were made of wood, tin, brass, or a combination of these materials. Although improvements in heating occurred in the 1820’s, foot warmers continued to be used in sleighs and carriages. In the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, heated concrete blocks were used as foot warmers in automobiles.

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New and Conserved Pieces

Male Portrait
Helping to build our collection of artwork by illustrators who studied at Drexel Institute in the 1890s under Howard Pyle is this Male Portrait by Frank E. Schoonover.

Portrait of Ralph Kelly
Conserved last summer by Carole Abercauph, this portrait of Drexel benefactor Ralph Kelly has been returned to its home in Kelly Hall.

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Welcome to the Collection

Drexel University, initially Drexel Institute of Art, Science and Industry, was founded on the belief that education should be both practical and cultural—and that art should be not only beautiful, but educational. On that principle, The Drexel Collection—the University’s flagship collection of art—was founded alongside the University in 1891. Today, the Collection remains a resource for historically and culturally significant works of art as Drexel University pioneers a model for the modern, urban university.