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All News tagged "URBN Center"

1980s Fashion is Back at Drexel’s “Style Saturday” Event

“There were gorgeous things happening in the ’80s, from beautiful textiles to masterful silhouettes. We need to put aside our embarrassment over some of our personal style choices at that time and look at fashion from that period through fresh eyes."
A sculpture by Chakaia Booker entitled “Handle With Care” (34.5” x 98” x 11”).

Used Tires Become Beautiful Sculptures

The newest exhibit at the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery uses old, cut tires to form sculptures which explore topics like race and gender in a way The New York Times describes as "pure poetry."
Drexel will host a summer institute on the history of design, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Westphal Will Host Summer Institute After Receiving NEH Grant

After being awarded the largest grant Drexel has ever received from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design will host a a summertime institute featuring seminars on the history of design.
The second annual museum leadership conference at Drexel is entitled "Cultural Properties: Ownership, Stewardship and Responsibility."

Experts Discuss Cultural Property at Annual Museum Leadership Conference

Experts from around the world will meet for two days on campus to discuss three key terms with regard to their museums, galleries and collections: ownership, stewardship and responsibility.
An exhibition of works by Bill Walton is on display at Drexel through Dec. 5.

Only Three Weeks Remain to See an Exhibition of Works by Beloved Late Philadelphia Artist Bill Walton at Drexel

Only three weeks remain to see Drexel University’s “Bill Walton, artist to artist,” exhibition, which was called “a particularly haunting and lovely tribute to Walton through some friends who knew him best” in a review by the Philadelphia Inquirer. The exhibition is currently on display in the URBN Center Annex’s Leonard Pearlstein Gallery (3401 Filbert St.), part of Drexel’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, through Friday, Dec. 5. The gallery is free and open to the public Tuesday – Sunday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Callot Soeurs, evening gown, circa 1926, France, Gift of Mr. Alexander J. Cassatt.

For the Love of Couture

Next fall, some select pieces from the Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection will be a part of the largest exhibit in its history, thanks to a generous gift from the Richard C. von Hess Foundation.
This illustration for the novel "The War of the Worlds" by H.G. Wells shows a Martian fighting-machine battling with the warship Thunder Child.

‘War of the Worlds’ Opens at Drexel on Halloween Night, Free Admission for those in Costume

This Halloween night, the Drexel Co-op Theatre Company in Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design will open its version of “War of the Worlds” at the URBN Center Annex’s Black Box Theater (3401 Filbert St.).  The show will run from Oct. 30 – Nov. 2. On opening night – Halloween, Oct. 31 – attendees who come dressed in costume will receive free admission.
Evening wedge by Salvatore Ferragamo, black silk ottoman and satin with silver kid, circa 1940, Italy. Gift of Mrs. Robert G. McKay.

Italy Comes to Philly with “Men of the Cloth” Film Screening and Italian Footwear Event at Drexel

Italian fashion and culture descend on Philadelphia this October, with two events hosted by Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design – a screening of a new documentary on Italian master tailors on Oct. 2 and a seminar on the rich history of Italian footwear on Oct. 15. The events are part of Ciao Philadelphia, a month-long celebration of Italian arts, culture and industry, organized by the Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia.
A piece from late Philadelphia artist Bill Walton's 'Quarter Turn Series,' which belongs to fellow artist Jane Irish.

Drexel Exhibits Works by Philadelphia Artist Bill Walton

“Bill Walton, artist to artist” will be on display in the URBN Center Annex’s Leonard Pearlstein Gallery (3401 Filbert St.) of the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design from Tuesday, Oct. 7 to Friday, Dec. 5. The gallery is free and open to the public Tuesday – Sunday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. An opening reception will take place on Thursday, Oct. 9, from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Tortoise and hare

Drexel Players Adapt Children's Fables for the Corporate World in 'AE$OP'

In September, the Drexel Players will bring “AE$OP,” an original play based on “Aesop’s Fables,” to Philadelphia’s FringeArts festival. The production appears at Drexel’s URBN Annex Black Box Theater from Sept. 5 through 14.

Abstract wood sculpture by Jeremy Holmes

A Swirling, Room-Filling Art Installation You Can Walk Through

Artist Jeremy Holmes makes massive sculptures made of ribbon-like bent wood. His largest installation yet will be on display in Drexel's Leonard Pearlstein Gallery starting in August.

Rebekah Quasny puts the finishing touches on her collection to be shown at the annual senior fashion show.

Senior Designs Hit the Runway at Drexel’s Annual Fashion Show, June 7

With influences ranging from a rainy night in Paris to art nouveau and marine life, the collections of 32 graduating fashion design students will hit the runway at the Drexel University’s Annual Senior Fashion Show on Saturday, June 7, presented by the Fashion Design and Design & Merchandising programs in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.