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Arts & Entertainment

Jeremiah Tall performing at last year's Roots, Rock and Research.

Music With a Mission: Second Annual Roots, Rock & Research Benefit Concert to Support A.J. Drexel Autism Institute

Celebrate the unifying power of music with fellow autism supporters, music lovers and friends of Drexel at the second annual Roots, Rock & Research benefit concert at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 13 at World Café Live.

Philadelphia Museum of Dance

Philadelphia Museum of Dance to Bring Local Dance Students, Community Together for Choreographic Assembly

More than 200 artists — including 150 dance students from both Drexel and four other area university-level dance programs — will participate in the hours-long collection of performances on Oct. 6 at the Barnes Foundation.

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Drexel Debuts First Exhibit in Custom-Built Gallery Gifted from Robert and Penny Fox 

Drexel University’s Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection (FHCC) of the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design is opening its new, custom-built gallery space with the presentation of The Fox Collection, 2008-2018: A Decade of Renewal. The exhibition honors Robert (Hon. ’13) and Penny Fox (Hon.’13) for their generous support, which made the new gallery possible. It will open to the public on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018 and run through March 23, 2019.

"Upper Yosemite Fall" (1892) by William Henry Jackson.

‘Respectful Investigations’ Student-Curated Show Now on Display in Drexel’s Rincliffe Gallery

The Drexel Collection’s newest exhibit, ‘Respectful Investigations,’ was designed by art history major Nat Fry ’18 as part of his senior thesis.
James Galanos

Drexel Exhibit Pays Tribute to Design Integrity of Fashion Legend James Galanos 

The Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection (FHCC) of Drexel University’s Westphal College of Media Arts and Design will present a retrospective exhibition of work by renowned fashion designer James Galanos. The exhibition, James Galanos: Design Integrity (October 19-December 8, January 8-27 2019), will celebrate the artistry of James Galanos, considered by his peers to be one of the greatest and most creative of American designers of the 20th century.

"Japanese dolls" by Tokujiro Nishi.

The Drexel Collection’s Newest Exhibit Paints a Picture of a Japanese Artist

The work of Tokujiro Nishi, a Japanese artist who blended Eastern and Western painting styles, will be exhibited by The Drexel Collection for the second time.
With dance performances taking place in nearly every corner, the Barnes museum will seemingly come alive. © JJ Tiziou Photography

Experience Philadelphia Museum of Dance; A Day of Living Art and Social Interaction at the Barnes Foundation

Philadelphia Museum of Dance is a day-long public performance that will take place at the Barnes Foundation on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 from 3 - 9 p.m. A free exhibit of live dance, Philadelphia Museum of Dance will explore the tension between public and private experiences, while offering a new opportunity to engage with how dance and visual art are exhibited.
Drexel Writers Room

Writers Room Creates Community Through Stories, Photos With Canon Project

Drexel University’s Writers Room celebrated the release of the program’s fourth collective work, “Anthology,” and the culmination of its year-long, writer-in-residence program, TRIPOD.

ARTH 150 class at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Handle With Care: Course Takes Drexel Students Behind The Scenes at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

ARTH 150, Research Methods in Art History, offered through Drexel University’s Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, enables art history students to get up close and personal with objects from the PMA collection.
Roz Chast, left, and Dean Paula Marantz Cohen during the filming of an episode for "The Drexel InterView."

Cartoonist for The New Yorker Visits Campus and Appears on "The Drexel InterView"

Last fall, acclaimed cartoonist Roz Chast visited Drexel University to appear on the Pennoni Honors College’s “The Drexel InterView.”
Jose receiving a special plaque at the screening held on Drexel's campus.

A Spoonful of Animation Helps the Story Medicine Go Down

Since 2016, the Story Medicine class at Drexel University has helped the ideas and dreams of child patients at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia come alive — and now, through a new partnership, become animated.
Drexel Fashion '18

Advanced Textiles and Elegant Designs Will Captivate the Runway at Drexel’s Annual Fashion Show

Studio 54, Rocky Horror Picture Show, 19th century circuses, and botanicals in urban environments are the inspiration for a handful of student designers whose collections will be featured in Fashion ’18, Drexel University's annual fashion show, presented on Saturday, June 2 by the Fashion Design and Design & Merchandising programs in the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.

Bowerbird, SOUND MACHINES

Drexel’s Pearlstein Gallery to Feature the U.S. Premiere of Zwei Mann Orchester (Two Person Orchestra)

 

SOUND MACHINES: an exhibition that will explore the interplay between sound and object, performance and sculpture, and the changing experience of sound in an age of digital reproduction is coming to Drexel University’s Pearlstein Gallery. The exhibit will feature Mauricio Kagel's Zwei Mann Orchester, a large-scale kinetic sound sculpture that utilizes orchestral instruments, household and found objects, connected through a network of levers and strings to produce an orchestra.