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"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.
A poster and materials from The Drexel Collection related to international travel at Drexel.

Exploring Drexel’s Diverse History, One Class Project at a Time

A new spin on an old class enabled Drexel students to research areas of University history that spoke to them, such as women, LGBTQ+ students, working-class students and international students at Drexel.
Saint Katharine Drexel, photographed ca. 1910-1920. Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Sacred Remains of Saint Katharine Drexel Installed in Philadelphia

Saint Katharine Drexel, the niece of Drexel University founder Anthony J. Drexel, was sainted in 2000. Her sacred remains were transferred to the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul this year.
"Portrait of Anthony J. Drexel" (1860) by Josef Bergenthal, as it was hung in Anthony J. Drexel's house in 1893 (L) and in the President's Office in Main Building in 2017 (R).

Founder Anthony J. Drexel's Art on Campus — and at Home

Much of the art found on campus today used to hang in founder Anthony J. Drexel’s home, as he bequeathed much of his personal art collection to the Drexel Institute of Art, Science and Industry upon his death.

Drexel’s Codebreakers Help Raise Over $800K on Day of Giving

The second Day of Giving was even more successful than the first, pulling in a whopping 3,707 donors to nearly triple the event’s target.
Drexel's Day of Giving: 24 Hours of Impact

Break the Code on Drexel’s Annual Day of Giving

For the second year in a row, Drexel’s campus will host a day of activities and excitement during the Day of Giving: 24 Hours of Impact event. This year’s race to solve puzzles, unlock codes and break open a time capsule takes place May 24.
The south wall of the A. J. Drexel Picture Gallery from the entranceway in 2017.

A.J. Drexel Picture Gallery Gets a Retro Makeover

With a renewed layout and returned paintings, the A. J. Drexel Picture Gallery looks completely different to modern viewers, but remarkably similar to what students and faculty would have seen at the turn of the 20th century.  
This 1876 rosewood piano hidden in the corner of the A. J. Picture Gallery once resided in the house of University founder Anthony J. Drexel.

Hidden Treasures: Our Founder’s Piano

In addition to being a great financier and philanthropist, Drexel’s founder was an accomplished musician with an incredible taste in music. After he died, his family donated one of the pianos from his home to the University — and you could even play it today.

Left to right: The original home built at 227 N. 34th Street, photo courtesy of University Archives, and the building today.

The Chocolate Factory on Campus and Other Past Lives of Drexel’s University City Buildings

Back in the day, Drexel was just one building surrounded by a tuberculosis ward, a candy factory, a bank and many other buildings that would later become a part of the University.
The three founders of Hahnemann Medical College, started in 1848: Constantine Hering, MD; Jacob Jeanes, MD; and Water Williamson, MD.

The Forgotten Founders of Drexel Institutions

Anthony J. Drexel founded Drexel University, of course. But there are other institutions now ingrained in Drexel’s DNA — like the College of Medicine and the Academy of Natural Sciences — that were founded by other innovators in the 19th century.
Drexel celebrated its 75th anniversary with a parade in 1966. Photo courtesy University Archives.

How Did Drexel Celebrate its Other Anniversaries?

The entirety of this academic year will be spent celebrating Drexel’s 125th anniversary. What was it like on campus during the University’s other milestone years?
The official time capsule that will be buried for Drexel's 125th anniversary.

125th Anniversary Time Capsule Items Revealed

Drexel announced which items will be buried in a special time capsule this year so that future generations of Dragons can understand what the University was like 125 years after it was founded.