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Arts and Culture

Located in a city known for its museums, murals, and music, Drexel encourages students to work on their own art and seek inspiration from others through classes, organizations, and esteemed art collections and galleries.

  • Performing Arts at Drexel – Every term, hundreds of students from across the University express themselves through dance, music and theater. With four choral groups, symphony and jazz orchestras, a concert band, two dance companies, partnerships with top Philadelphia theatre companies, and student-produced shows, there's something for everyone.
  • Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection – As one of the oldest and most esteemed university collections in the United States, the Fox Historic Costume Collection houses more than 12,000 textiles, garments, and accessories ranging from Renaissance textiles to French couture.
  • Leonard Pearlstein Gallery – Drexel’s Design Arts Gallery is committed to exhibiting novel and experimental art in all contemporary media, including digital, video, sculpture, photography, graphics, and fashion design. Located in the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design's URBN Annex, the Pearlstein Gallery has over 3,500 square feet of exhibit space and invites the public to enjoy all exhibits free of charge.
  • The Drexel Collection – Founded alongside Drexel in 1891, the Collection offers more than 6,000 works to this day, with a focus on 19th-century European art. You can view historic paintings, prints, porcelain, furniture, silver, and clocks on display in galleries, exhibits, and buildings across the University.
  • Dana and David Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships – This neighborhood hub offers a communal space to engage in dance classes, open mic nights, and opportunities to work on plays and the written word. Drexel artists, dancers, and writers regularly work alongside local residents to create art of all kinds.