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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

Honoring the Hahnemann Community:


Queen Lane, 2900 W. Queen Lane

We have made the decision to postpone the move of this exhibition to the Queen Lane campus until further notice.

Coming Soon

The Satirical Prints of William Hogarth from The Drexel Collection:

August 20, 2020 - November 13, 2020

Rincliffe Gallery

Move through parlors, brothels and taverns in this exhibition of prints by William Hogarth, curated by Shakreeya Dillard, Museum Leadership '19.

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Curator Pick of the Month

Title: The Good Samaritan
Artist: William Hogarth (1697-1764), publisher G. & I. Robbinson
Creation Date: Published 1803
Origin: London, England
Medium: Engraving

William Hogarth (1697-1764), an English painter and printmaker, was known for his satirical prints and social commentary. This month’s curator pick is the print The Good Samaritan after a painting by Hogarth in 1736-1737 which is hanging in St. Bartholomew’s Hospital in London, England. The scene illustrates a passage from Luke 9:30-34, where a wounded and robbed Israelite is treated by a Samaritan. This is a later print published in 1803 by G. & I. Robbinson.

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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.