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Arts & Entertainment

BEES students seining for fish in Barnegat Bay, New Jersey. Photo credit: Richard J. Horwitz.

New Exhibit Explores the Best of the BEES

The Drexel Collection’s new show is centered around the educational and professional opportunities made available by the Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science.
"Two Open Triangles Leaning Gyratory" by George Rickey.

Hidden Treasures: Drexel’s Outdoor Public Art

There is a lot of art hidden in plain sight on Drexel’s University City Campus that you might be walking by every day.
Chad State’s 'A Gift for the Queens'

Drexel Celebrates 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots with Largest LGBTQ+ Art Exhibit in Philadelphia History

On June 28, 1969 – the Stonewall Riots marked a pivotal moment in the fight for queer liberation in the United States. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, Drexel University’s Pearlstein Gallery will present Stonewall @ 50 - an exhibition that will gather 60 LGBTQ+ Philadelphia-area artists.


Vice President and University Secretary Janice K. (Jake) Marini pictured with Alex Trebek while appearing on "Jeopardy!"

Talking ‘Jeopardy!’ With a Dragon Who Won on the Show

Vice President and University Secretary Janice K. (Jake) Marini, who won one game of “Jeopardy!” back in 2008, talked to DrexelNow about James Holzhauer’s streak and what she did with her $19,300 in winnings.
Critic Frank Agostino, student designer Chandricka Carr and student-model Ren (Joy) Fangyuan in a dress inspired by James Galanos.

Drexel’s Annual Fashion Show Debuts Creative 3-D Zero-Waste Knitting Tech, Sustainable and Handmade Techniques 

Expect the experimental; 3-D design, handcrafted macramé, silk embellishments and some sustainably sourced collections will set the stage at Drexel’s University’s annual fashion show on Saturday, June 1 presented by the Fashion Design and Design & Merchandising programs in the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.


Nicole Kalitsi did her second co-op as the diversity, equity and inclusion coordinator for the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, which made her realize how much she valued working directly with people on worthy causes.

Finding Focus Through a Drexel Non-Profit Co-op

Nicole Kalitsi was tasked with pioneering a new role during her co-op with the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance. Supported by Drexel University’s Lenfest Center for Cultural Partnerships, this experience helped the fourth-year global studies student zero in on her future career goals.
The event featured a Q&A between Jefferson and Philadelphia Inquirer music critic Dan DeLuca, who had previously interviewed Joe Jefferson about the release, and sat with a copy of the vinyl record on his lap throughout the discussion.

Drexel Celebrates Collaborative Album Release, Rediscovered Group and the History of Philadelphia Soul

Upon the release of Nat Turner Rebellion’s debut album 50 years after its recording, Drexel University’s Westphal College of Media Arts & Design and its MAD Dragon Music Group brought together the album’s many collaborators and the group’s sole-surviving member for an evening of celebration and remembrance.
Dean Allen Sabinson of the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design appeared on WKDU on May 2 to play some of the songs that have influenced his life.

Westphal Dean Plays the Songs of His Life on the WKDU Airwaves

Dean Allen Sabinson of the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design appeared on WKDU on May 2 to play some of the songs that have influenced his life.
Drexel Expo will be co-presented by a variety of student organizations, including Drexel’s Black Action Committee, The Good Idea Fund and the Anime and Gaming Organization as well as Drexel Quidditch, Dragon Jedi.

Drexel Expo to Celebrate Art, Fandom and Bring Something for Everyone

The inaugural Drexel Expo will bring student organizations centered on popular culture and fandom communities together for a convention-style event on Drexel University’s University City Campus.
A photograph of a tree from R. John Chapel's 'A Photographic Voyage.'

The Drexel Collection’s New Exhibit is ‘A Photographic Voyage’

A distinguished Drexel alumnus and trustee donated photos took for his personal photography collection for the newest show from The Drexel Collection.
Terry Gross speaking at Drexel University to a sold-out audience in the Mandell Theater on April 10. Her talk was titled "Off Air With Fresh Air."

Drexel Hosts Radio Personality Terry Gross for an Evening of Interview

Terry Gross, the host and co-executive producer of NPR’s “Fresh Air,” discussed her interview techniques with a sold-out audience as part of the College of Arts and Sciences’ Distinguished Lecture Series.
woman wearing virtual reality gear

Drexel University and Johns Hopkins University Announce Unique Study of Therapeutics Arts Using Virtual Reality

A shared research interest in the applications of creative expression and creative arts therapies at Drexel University's College of Nursing and Health Professions (CNHP) and Johns Hopkins University's International Arts + Mind (IAM) Lab has shaped a new collaboration between the two universities. Built on the collective values of applied and translational research linking the creative arts and brain sciences, researchers from CNHP and IAM Lab will work together on a new creative arts therapies project that utilizes virtual reality.
Performance by Meena Murugesan and d. Sabela Grimes.

Assemblage: An Exhibition on Collective Creativity Opens in Drexel’s Pearlstein Gallery
 

Contemporary culture most often places value on authoritative individual (master) voices—when often those voices rely upon the work of others to exist. In an attempt to de-center the focus on solo auteurs as preferred makers, Assemblage, an exhibition at the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery of Drexel University’s Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, looks to highlight works by collectives or collaborative projects made by several artists.