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Past Exhibitions

  • Electrified: Reunion Tour

    Friday, April 12, 2024

    11:00 AM-4:00 PM

    Peck Alumni Center Gallery 3142 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA The exhibition is open by appointment only.

    • Everyone

    Exhibition by appointment only on view February 19, 2024 through July 26, 2024. Reunion Tour explores the connections between the 1960s cultural revolution, music and the brain and the creation and interest in merchandise specifically surrounding the music scene. Reunion Tour once again brings together Westphal’s Art & Art History, Graphic Design and Music Industry programs and the College of Arts and Sciences Psychology department, to tell the story of music and its cultural and aesthetic influence. In a companion exhibition Sound – students created screenprint posters in the Screen Print II course with Professor Jen Blazina, showing their interpretation of sound. Electrified Reunion Tour highlights Drexel’s collection materials and faculty connections with the history of the Electric Factory and music in Philadelphia as well as demonstrating the connection between collections and exhibitions with curriculum at Drexel.

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  • New Additions

    Friday, April 12, 2024

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    Rincliffe Gallery Main Building, 3rd Floor 3141 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA

    • Everyone
    Exhibition from June 15, 2023 through April 30, 2024. New Additions highlights the art and objects accessioned by the Drexel Founding Collection from 2021-2023. These new acquisitions are used for a variety of classes at Drexel University including hands-on experience for students as well as for the enjoyment of the greater Drexel community. 
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  • Electrified: 50 Years of Electric Factory

    Saturday, December 30, 2023

    12:00 PM-5:00 PM

    Paul Peck Center & Bossone Research Center 32nd & Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19104

    • Everyone

    This unmissable exhibition will include original posters, photographs, and concert apparel. An American invention, the electric guitar is the signature instrument of rock and visitors will be drawn to Bruce Springsteen’s Fender Telecaster, played in Philadelphia more than any other celebrated guitar; the 6-string bass Jack Bruce used to record Fresh Cream, painted in psychedelic colors for Cream’s 1968 European and US tours; and a late 1950s Gibson Les Paul, regarded by some as the holy grail of electric guitars, played by Mick Taylor at the Spectrum during the Stones’ tour in 1972.

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  • Tell Us How You Really Feel! Art as a Tool to Communicate Complex Emotions

    Thursday, June 1, 2023

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    Rincliffe Gallery Main Building, Drexel University 3141 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104

    • Everyone

    Exhibition from December 1, 2022 through June 1, 2023. Tell Us How You Really Feel! is an exhibition of student, faculty and alumni artwork examining the aforementioned concepts. Contributing artists are asked to consider the following prompt: "Create a visual representation of a time in your life when you felt emotion that was too hard to put into words." The artist's responses will be presented in the Drexel Founding Collection's Rincliffe Gallery in an effort to show the practical application of empathy through art. During the exhibition artists' work will be sold, if they so choose, with half the proceeds donated to The Jed Foundation and The Trevor Project to support ongoing mental health resources for young peoples. For more information please visit Exhibitions | Drexel Founding Collection.

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  • A New Kind of House

    Friday, May 19, 2023

    3:30 PM-5:00 PM

    Anthony J. Drexel Picture Gallery Main Building, 3rd Floor 3141 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104

    • Everyone
    Exhibition from March 11, 2022 through May 19, 2023. On March 11, the Anthony J. Drexel Picture Gallery in the Main Building will open A New Kind of House, a year-long exhibition celebrating eight years of Writers Room—a university-community literary arts program engaged in creative placemaking and art for social justice. The photography and writing of students and neighbors, displayed alongside and in conversation with pieces from The Drexel Collection, will engage in a rich dialogue about the changing face of our university and surrounding neighborhoods.
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  • A New Kind of House

    Tuesday, February 28, 2023

    3:30 PM-5:00 PM

    Anthony J. Drexel Picture Gallery Main Building 3141 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104

    • Everyone
    Exhibition from March 11, 2022 through March 2023. On March 11, the Anthony J. Drexel Picture Gallery in the Main Building will open A New Kind of House, a year-long exhibition celebrating eight years of Writers Room—a university-community literary arts program engaged in creative placemaking and art for social justice. The photography and writing of students and neighbors, displayed alongside and in conversation with pieces from The Drexel Collection, will engage in a rich dialogue about the changing face of our university and surrounding neighborhoods.
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  • Gateway to the University: The Collections at Drexel

    Friday, December 23, 2022

    11:00 AM-4:00 PM

    Paul Peck Center Gallery 32nd & Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19104

    • Everyone

    Exhibition from September 13, 2021 through December 23, 2022. The Peck Gallery is open Tuesday - Saturday, 11-4pm, except holidays.

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  • A Valuable Service: The Practical Application of Photography at Drexel

    Friday, October 28, 2022

    9:00 AM-5:00 PM

    Rincliffe Gallery Main Building, 3rd Floor 3141 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104

    • Everyone

    Exhibition from April 28, 2022 through October 28, 2022. This exhibition in the Rincliffe Gallery at Drexel University's Main Building explores photography’s role within Drexel University and its collections. The show will connect the works of the collections and the work being created at Drexel to the history of photography and its uses. From tourist photography, to photojournalism, to museum documentation, photography’s importance to society and to Drexel will be explored, explained, and celebrated. Curated by Mary Elizabeth Kulesa, photography & art history ’22. Exhibition Design by Julia Thompson, graphic design ’22.

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  • Gateway to the University: The Collections at Drexel

    Thursday, June 30, 2022

    11:00 AM-4:00 PM

    Paul Peck Center Gallery 32nd & Market Philadelphia, PA 19104

    • Everyone

    Exhibition from June 30, 2022 through December 23, 2022. The Peck Gallery is open Tuesday - Saturday, 11-4pm

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  • The Museum of Where We Are

    Friday, March 18, 2022

    9:00 AM-6:00 PM

    Rincliffe Gallery, 3rd Floor, Main Building 3141 Chestnut Street Philaldephia, PA 19104

    • Everyone
    Exhibition from December 10, 2021 through March 18, 2022. What histories might emerge from our patient, critical, and creative study of everyday objects? Students in Professor Joseph Larnerd's ARTH300: The History of Modern Design offer some meaningful responses in this special exhibition. Come and join the conversation!
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