August 9, – December 14, 2018
Paul Peck Alumni Center Gallery, 32nd & Market
Tokujiro Nishi, a Japanese artist who blended eastern and western painting styles, will be exhibited by The Drexel Collection for the second time. Tokujiro Nishi, who was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1929 and spent his entire life using a blend of Eastern and Western styles and techniques in his art. Nishi was a student of Matsao Hao, who was inspired by the Japanese style of art he learned at the Tokyo Fine Arts School and the Western art being introduced to Japan in the early 20th century. Nishi joined Hato’s artist group Sakujitsu-Kati in 1949, when he first had his art exhibited as a 20-year-old. Since then, Nishi’s art has been exhibited at the Tokyo Modern Museum and the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum, as well as in exhibits across the world.
With paintings from The Drexel Collection as well as loans from the collection of Ayumu Yokoyama, PhD and Kristine Mulhorn, PhD. the exhibition showcases the growth and evolution of Nishi as an artist, as well as the development of his style and composition.
The exhibition will be on view in the Paul Peck Alumni Center Gallery at 32nd & Market from August 9th through December 14th. The gallery is open 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday - Friday. The entrance is at the back of the building off the Perelman Plaza, please ring the bell to enter. The gallery is free and open to the public.
August 16 – November 21, 2018
Rincliffe Gallery, Drexel Main Building, 3rd Floor
In 1867, the U.S. government funded four surveys — known as the “Four Great Surveys of the West” — to ultimately determine whether the area west of the Mississippi River (now Nebraska, Colorado, Arizona, California, Wyoming, Nevada, Utah and Idaho) could be exploited for natural resources and used for further settlement. The crew members of these surveys created topographical maps, evaluated cultivation viability, collected specimens, gathered ethnological data and documented the landscape through photography and painting.
This exhibition focuses on the photographs of William Henry Jackson (1843–1942) and John K. Hillers (1843-1925) from this era that are in The Drexel Collection. William Henry Jackson and John K. Hillers were the designated photographers on expeditions that for eight years explored the regions in the west before they became famous national landmarks — or, indeed, before they even became national landmarks at all. The resulting photographs of trees, mountains, waterfalls showcased the broad, sweeping landscapes and the untouched nature and beauty of the American West.
The exhibition was designed and curated by art history major Nat Fry, '18 as part of his senior thesis with advisor Elizabeth Milroy, PhD, professor and director of the Department of Art & Art History in the Westphal College of Media Arts and Design.
The exhibition is on view August 16th through November 21st. The Gallery is free and open to the public.
December 14, 2018 - March 15, 2019
An exhibition of photographs in collaboration with the A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute and the international NanoArtography Competition.
January 25 - March 29, 2019
An exhibition of photographs by Jeffrey Stockbridge, '05