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Campus & Community

Hidden Treasures: Faculty, Staff and Student Art Now Displayed in the Office of the Provost

October 15, 2018

“Umber Hex” by Bruce Pollock, an associate professor of art and art history in the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design. Oil on canvas.
“Umber Hex” by Bruce Pollock, an associate professor of art and art history in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design. Oil on canvas.

A dog with a Snickers bar. The Italian Market. A 20th century mask from Western Africa. Hats from the Fox Historic Costume Collection.

These subjects and more are depicted through the artistic talents of Drexel University faculty, staff and students and are now on display in the Office of the Provost. Earlier this term, more than 40 pieces of art from over 15 Drexel Dragons were installed in the Provost’s Office reception area, conference room and other work space in Drexel’s Main Building.

“What better way to show support and appreciation for our amazing student and faculty creativity than to highlight their work in plain sight for our visitors and our staff? For our office, it provides even more motivation to work hard in supporting the academic enterprise,” said Executive Vice President and Nina Henderson Provost M. Brian Blake, PhD.

The call for artwork went out to Dragons across the University and over 400 submissions were received. The selected artwork features a variety of subjects and mediums to come together to represent the talent of Drexel’s community.

The idea for the office design and exhibition was conceived and implemented by staff members of the Office of the Provost with special thanks to Jennifer Mitchell, Tom Quinn, Gail Holmes, Bridget Blake, Drexel Facilities, Drexel Curator Lynn Clouser and Westphal student Dylan Lafferty.

Here are photos of some of the pieces of art from Drexel artists that are now on display in the newly outfitted Office of the Provost:

 

This story was published in the fall 2018 issue of Drexel Quarterly.