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The crowd at an opening event for the 'Museum of Where We Are' exhibition held in the Rincliffe Gallery on Dec. 10.

Drexel Unveils ‘Museum of Where We Are’ Exhibition of Design History Students’ Work

Since the beginning of the pandemic, “ARTH 300: The History of Modern Design” students have been cultivating the beauty and meaning from everyday objects. That work is now on display on Drexel’s University City Campus and a half a world away thanks to new collaborators abroad.

Eakins Oval in the summer.

Looking to the Arts and Culture Community as a Source of Civic Healing

Besides its multibillion-dollar economic impact, a robust arts infrastructure fosters neighborhoods with more social cohesion and greater community engagement, Associate Professor Andrew Zitcer writes in this essay originally published in the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Urban street scene from diversity-rich Brooklyn, NY

Drexel and Brandywine Workshop and Archives Partner To Expand Free Database of Diverse Art and Artists

Drexel University and the Brandywine Workshop and Archives (BWA) have partnered to extend and improve Brandywine’s Artura.org, the nation’s first free online database of contemporary diverse art and artists. A recent $500,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will fund the project that will be managed by Drexel’s Lenfest Center for Cultural Partnerships with participation from the School of Education and the Arts Administration & Museum Leadership graduate program in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.

Mandell Theater.

Drexel Arts, Culture and Campus Recommendations

New faculty and professional staff from the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design shared what media, pandemic innovations and campus spots they’ve been enjoying.
“Miniature of Drexel University's Main Building,” a 1920 watercolor by John Dull (1859–1949), which is part of The Drexel Collection. Photo courtesy The Drexel Collection.

The State of the Art on and off Drexel’s Campus

There are several art exhibitions and collections (both in person and online) showcasing the art of everything from Polish posters to presidential memorabilia to prehistoric fossils.
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Fashion From the 1920s Roars Into Display for Drexel’s New Fox Historic Costume Collection Exhibition

A stunning collection of women’s fashions from the 1920s will be on display from Friday, Nov. 5 – Friday, April 8, as part of Venus & Diana: Fashioning the Jazz Age, presented by Drexel University’s Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection (FHCC) of the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.

Bearded Ladies Cabaret is one of the organizations which received the 2021 Art Works grant, and which Drexel co-op students could have the opportunity to work with starting next year.

New Grant Program to Support Paid Nonprofit Co-op Opportunities for Dragons

Forman Arts Initiative and Philadelphia Foundation have launched Arts Works, a $3 million grant program for local community-based organizations and emerging artists, with additional funds to support co-op positions at recipient organizations starting next year.
A special illustration celebrating WKDU’s 50 years on air. Image courtesy WKDU.

50th Anniversary Celebration Honors WKDU’s History of Engagement

As part of a week-long event already underway, student and alumni DJs are coming together to share and play music, and support to the student radio station’s future.
But We Keep Going, the Paul Robeson High School senior portrait series, was celebrated on the evening of June 17 with a projection event on Drexel's University City campus produced by Welsh, Writers Room Assistant Director Patrice Worthy, Pearlstein Gallery Exhibitions and Programs Coordinator Leah Appleton, and Greenhouse Media.

Drexel Writers Room Collaboration Shines 7-Story Spotlight on Local High School Graduates

As part of its TRIPOD initiative, the university-community literary arts program Writers Room helped celebrate and share stories of the Paul Robeson High School senior class and their resiliency during the pandemic — culminating in the projection of the students’ portraits on the side of the University City Campus’ Nesbitt Hall on the evening of June 17.

 

Three master’s students in different disciplines of creative arts therapy discussed the stressors, hurdles and advice for maintaining sound mental health one year into the coronavirus pandemic.

One Year Later: Mental Health Tips From Drexel Students, For Drexel Students

Three master’s students in different disciplines of creative arts therapy discussed the stressors, hurdles and advice for maintaining sound mental health one year into the coronavirus pandemic.
Amina Ahmed’s artistic process stems from a geometry practice. Her work expands on the eight-fold, referred to as the breath pattern, which layers the dynamic and static square—universally found in folk and traditional art.

Drexel Will Re-Open the Pearlstein Gallery in April to Introduce ‘Breathing Room’

Drexel University’s Leonard Pearlstein Gallery will re-open on Friday, April 2, 2021 after COVID-19 closed the doors to its contemporary art space for the last year. Fittingly, the Pearlstein Gallery will open with a new exhibition, called Breathing Room, presented in collaboration with local gallery Twelve Gates Arts.

Trapeta Mayson (left) and Yolanda Wisher, adjunct instructors in the Department of English and Philosophy in the College of Arts and Sciences at Drexel University, are teaching “Black Women Writing: Short Stories (CW T680)” to graduate students.

Graduate Course Shifts Focus on Black Women Writers, Away From the ‘Single Story’

“Black Women Writing: Short Stories (CW T680),” which is being offered to graduate students this term, promotes anti-racism by disrupting the white literary cannon and shining a light on 19th century through 21st century Black women renegades.
In its sixth season, the morning radio show on WKDU is tackling interviews and education related to Black Lives Matter while staying true to its root goal of connecting Drexel to the surrounding community.

Wake Up to Information and Change with “Good Morning, Neighbors"

In its sixth season, the morning radio show on WKDU is tackling interviews and education related to Black Lives Matter while staying true to its root goal of connecting Drexel to the surrounding community.