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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.



Coming Next

Gateway to the University: The Collections at Drexel:

September 13, 2021

Peck Alumni Center Gallery

A collaborative exhibition with collections across Drexel University, this exhibition highlights the collections' known masterpieces as well as some of their new additions.

Coming Soon

Museum of Where We Are: Here & Home:

December 2021

Rincliffe Gallery

Students in Art History 300: History of Design will curate this exhibition over the course of the fall term.

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Curator Pick of the Month

Title: Landscape
Artist: Jean Baptiste-Arthur Calame (1843-1919)
Creation Date: 1866
Origin: Switzerlane, Europe
Medium: Oil on canvas

Jean Baptiste-Arthur Calame’s excellent display of light and color reminds us all to catch the last bits of sunshine before the summer term ends. Calame is recognized as one of the finest landscape painters after receiving training all over Europe, and this piece donated by Anthony J Drexel is a testament to his skills of observation and technique. The pair laying together on the grass, and the distant blue sea conveys a sense of serenity and peace that only nature can provide in its last days of warmth before the colder weather sets in.

Guest curator: Kim Johnson, art history '24

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New and Conserved Pieces

This bold graphite and resin sculpture was donated to the College of Medicine in 2020 by Susi Levy in memory of her husband and artist of the sculpture, Stephen Robin..

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 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: Pending

Tues. - Sat.: 11am - 4pm

Visitor Pass required.

Closed on Sundays and major holidays.

Galleries are free and open to the public.

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