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AJ Drexel Picture Gallery: 

M - F: 3:30pm - 5pm
Tours by appointment.

Rincliff Gallery:

M - F: 8am - 7pm

Peck Gallery:

M - F: 9am - 5pm

  • Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and major holidays.
  • Galleries are free and open to the public.

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Coming Next

Honoring the Hahnemann Community:

November 14, 2019 - January 10, 2019

Paul Peck Alumni Gallery

This exhibition is dedicated to all the women and men who made Hahnemann Hospital what it was, past and recent.

Coming Soon

Anthony J. Drexel Biddle, Jr.: Citizen, Soldier, Diplomat:

December 6, 2019 - May 1, 2020

Rincliffe Gallery & A.J. Drexel Picture Gallery

An exhibition exploring the impressive life of Anthony J. Drexel Biddle, Jr., great-grandson of Drexel University founder, Anthony J. Drexel.

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Curator Pick of the Month

Title: Kettle
Artist: Unknown
Creation Date: c. 1700
Origin: France
Medium: Copper, tin

As the temperatures slowly begin to drop, there’s nothing like putting on the kettle to warm up with your favorite hot beverage. This copper kettle is one of The Drexel Collection’s earliest acquisitions, purchased with funds from A.J. Drexel specifically for the new institute and museum founded in 1891. This kettle may look a bit different than ones found in today’s households, it’s much larger and decorated with floral designs using the metalworking technique repoussé. Repoussé uses hammers to create the design from the reverse side or the interior of a vessel. Copper, while a popular material for cooking due to its ability to conduct heat, can also cause issues if not lined due to toxic substances created when copper comes into contact with acids. For this reason, most copper cookware is lined, like the tin on the interior of this kettle, to prevent any issues.

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New and Conserved Pieces

Male Portrait
Helping to build our collection of artwork by illustrators who studied at Drexel Institute in the 1890s under Howard Pyle is this Male Portrait by Frank E. Schoonover.

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.