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As part of Drexel's commitment to preserving and maintaining the health and safety of all members of its community, starting March 16 many professional staff will be working remotely and all university buildings will only be accessible to those who are issued DragonCards. Due to these measures Drexel Unviersity's galleries, including the A. J. Drexel Picture Gallery, Rincliffe Gallery, Pearlstein Gallery and Fox Historic Costume Collection Gallery will be closed until further notice. Efforts are being made to reschedule and/or extend exhibitions that were planned during this time and information will be available on the individual collections' and gallery websites.



Coming Next

History of Design Student Exhibition:

Spring 2021

Rincliffe Gallery

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

Coming Soon

Gateway to the University: The Drexel Collections:


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.

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Curator Pick of the Month

Title: Ripening of the Leaf
Artist: Thomas Moran (1837-1926)
Creation Date: 1863
Origin: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Medium: Oil, canvas

The Wissahickon, a tributary of the Schuylkill River and part of the Fairmount Park system in Philadelphia, PA, was a popular subject for American landscape painters in the 19th century. Thomas Moran (1837-1926), a painter and printmaker, in the Hudson River Valley School painted this view of the Wissahickon in 1863. The Hudson River Valley School was a mid-19th century, American school focused on landscape paintings with influence from romanticism. Although best known for his paintings of western landscapes, Moran’s paintings of the Philadelphia area capture the beauty of the landscape and the changing seasons.

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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.