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Other Collections Around Campus

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.

Exhibitions

Current Exhibition

New Additions

June 15, 2023 - April 30, 2024

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

Female figurine in Greek dress

Title: Tanagra
Artist: Unidentified
Creation Date: c. 300 BCE
Origin: Greece
Medium: Terracotta

Terracotta figurines tell us a lot about the daily lives of ancient Greeks through their portrayal of people and dress. In the absence of any surviving clothing, Tanagra figurines provide valuable evidence of trends in classical dress. Named “Tanagras” after the location of their original workshop, these statuettes are small terracotta figures that depict fashionable women in statuesque poses. The figurines wear elegantly wrapped cloaks stretch tightly around their bodies. These cloaks not only reflect the artistic skill of Greeks at the time, but also reveal the styles of contemporary fashion.

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New and Conserved Pieces

NEW -
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


CONSERVED -
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.

Hours

AJ Drexel Picture Gallery: 

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

Tours by appointment.


Rincliffe Gallery:

Mon. - Fri.: 10am - 5pm


Peck Gallery: 

Offline

Closed on Sundays and major holidays.

Galleries are free and open to the public.

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