New and Conserved Pieces
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.
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.
Mon. - Fri.: 10am - 5pm
Tues. - Sat.: 11am - 4pm
Closed on Sundays and major holidays.
Galleries are free and open to the public.
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