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Planning Your Visit to The Drexel Collection

Dating back to 1891, the same year the Drexel Institute of Art, Science and Industry was founded, the Drexel Founding Collection serves as a passport to appreciate art from around the world—as well as to understanding the history of the University. The curators of the Founding Collection invite alumni, students, faculty, staff and the public to visit the three galleries on the University City campus that house this rich Collection.

Admission is free, and the galleries are open to the public.


For visitors interested in a guided tour, the Drexel Founding Collection offers group and individual tours led by the Collection’s curator. Tours should be scheduled with at least two weeks' notice.

For more information on how to schedule a tour or visit, contact the Drexel Founding Collection at 215-895-2414 or

Class Workshops

For faculty interested in bringing their students to the Founding Collection, touring specific exhibitions or using Collection materials for coursework, please contact the Director of the Collection, Lynn Waddell,, at the beginning of the Academic term to schedule a workshop or tour.

Locations and hours

All three galleries that house the Drexel Founding Collection are located on Drexel’s University City campus. View detailed directions and maps of the University City campus. Closed on Sundays and major holidays, including New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr., Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving Day and the day after, and during the University’s winter break between December 24 and January 2.

Anthony J. Drexel Picture Gallery

Main Building, Third Floor, Southeast corner
32nd and Chestnut streets
3141 Chestnut St.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Rincliffe Gallery

Main Building, Third Floor, Southeast corner
32nd and Chestnut streets
3141 Chestnut St.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Paul Peck Alumni Center Gallery

32nd and Market streets
Hours: Tuesday through Friday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Or by appointment.


Limited meter parking is available on Chestnut and Market streets. Parking is also available at nearby parking lots and the Drexel Parking Garage located at 3330 Market Street with the entrance on Ludlow Street. Traveling west on Market Street, turn left onto 34th Street and left onto Ludlow Street. The parking garage is located on the left. The Parking Garage is closed on Sunday and major holidays. Exact change or a credit card is required.