Hidden Treasures: Drexel’s Outdoor Public Art
Sure, everyone knows about Drexel University’s Mario the Magnificent statue located at the corner of 33rd and Market streets. But have you ever looked across the street at the kinetic sculpture on top of the Hagerty Library? Or ventured north one block and admired the two sculptures in front of the Drexel Recreation Center and the one behind Nesbitt Hall?
There are plenty of these public art hidden treasures scattered around Drexel’s University City Campus — you just have to know where to look, or know what you’re looking at.
Read more about the public artworks on campus — and what they look like, and where to find them. The below statues are listed in order of a walking tour starting at the Bossone Courtyard and ending outside of North Hall.
- The Verdin Company, 1993
- Iron, metal, brick
- Location: Bossone Courtyard, 3140 Market St.
- Henry Mitchell, 1975
- Location: Outside of the Drexel Recreation Center, 3301 Market St.
- Harold Kimmelman, 1986
- Polished stainless steel, black granite
- Location: Rush Alumni Garden
- Thomas Sternal, 1996
- Marble, granite
- Location: Race Street Lawn across from the Northside Dining Terrace, 203 N. 34th St.
Flame of Knowledge Fountain
- Sherl Joseph Winter, 1968
- Location: Outside of North Hall at 3200 Race St.