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Atwater Kent Collection

Drexel University is stewarding the collection of the former Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater Kent, which closed in 2018. Visit the Atwater Kent Collection virtually.


Current Exhibition

New Additions

June 15, 2023 - December 22, 2023

Rincliffe Gallery

Since 2021 we have had over 140 new acquisitions including photography, ceramics, sculptures, paintings and furniture. This exhibition displays some of those new pieces in the collection as well as how and why they became part of The Drexel Collection. Curated by Mary Kulesa, museum leadership '24, Priya Vaswani, photography and art history '24, and Kasia Bunofsky, art history and entertainment and arts management '24.

Curator Pick of the Month

Title: Bill Russell and Elgin Baylor, LA, 1965
Artist: Walter Iooss, Jr.
Creation Date: 1965
Origin: Los Angeles, CA
Medium: Archival pigment print

This photograph of Bill Russell and Elgin Baylor in 1966 Los Angeles, CA, is representative of the Walter Iooss, Jr.’s iconic photographs of sports legends from the 1960s to today. Walter Iooss, Jr. was born in Temple, Texas in 1943. One of the greatest sports photographers in the world, Iooss received his first professional assignment for Sports Illustrated at the age of 17. Since then, he has shot the covers of over 300 issues. His work redefined sports photography and he became a sports icon in his own right. In 2004 he received a Lucie award for Lifetime Achievement in Sports Photography.

The donation of the Iooss photographs expands our photography collection with more color photographs, pushing the contents of the collection forward into the 20th and 21st centuries.

Guest Curator: Mary Elizabeth Kulesa, Museum Leadership '24

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New and Conserved Pieces

Celadon Dish
Our most recent gift is this ancient Chinese, green glazed stoneware dish carved with a lotus bud and leaf design, known as Yaozhou ware, from the Jin dynasty, 12th century, donated by Brian M. Salzberg, PhD. in 2021

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 Founding 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.


AJ Drexel Picture Gallery: 

Mon. - Fri.: 3:30pm - 5pm

Tours by appointment.

Rincliffe Gallery:

Mon. - Fri.: 10am - 5pm

Peck Gallery: 

Currently offline

Closed on Sundays and major holidays.

Galleries are free and open to the public.

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