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Drexel students photographed in the newly-built A.J. Drexel Picture Gallery in the 1900s.

The Drexel Collection: Celebrating 125 Years

As part of Drexel University's upcoming 125th anniversary, The Drexel Collection will display an exhibit highlighting its past, present and future.
Starting this term, the African American Museum in Philadelphia has paired with Drexel's Center for Cultural Partnerships.

Drexel Forms New Partnership with the African American Museum in Philadelphia

Drexel’s Center for Cultural Partnerships has paired with the historic Philadelphia institution to bring Drexel students to the museum both for class and free time. 
Momtaz Alhindi

Pivot Point: The President's Report

John A. Fry’s annual president’s report shows off the fruits of 2015 — prioritizing ‘right fit’ students and investing in financial aid, co-op support and advising and collaborations with other like-minded organizations. 
Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost M. Brian Blake speaks at the Annual Black History Month Luncheon

Packed House at the Annual Black History Month Luncheon

Attendance exceeded expectations at this year’s annual Black Faculty & Professional Staff Association’s lunch event. Luckily, there was still plenty of soul food to go around.

Clare Sauro, curator of the Fox Historic Costume Collection, stands next to a coral-encrusted Hubert de Givenchy couture gown worn by Grace Kelly.

Drexel's Fox Historic Costume Collection Receives $2 Million Gift from Robert and Penny Fox

Heralded as a “world-class collection of fashion and textiles” by the Wall Street Journal, Drexel University’s Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection (FHCC) of the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design has received a $2 million commitment from Robert (Hon. ’13) and Penny Fox (Hon.’13). The museum-quality collection of more than 14,000 garments, textiles and accessories spanning three centuries is one of the finest and oldest research collections in the nation.
Black History Month is celebrated in February.

How to Observe Black History Month at Drexel

To observe and celebrate Black History Month, Drexel will host a variety of events celebrating black culture while also reflecting on its history and future.

Drexel's Jordan McClain interviewed legendary "Fresh Air" host Terry Gross.

Turning the Tables on Terry Gross

Terry Gross is currently celebrating 40 years as the award-winning host of National Public Radio’s “Fresh Air,” which boasts nearly 5 million listeners each week across more than 450 NPR stations. The show also has a massively popular podcast. Gross is widely considered one of the country’s leading and most important interviewers, but earlier this month, the legendary interviewer became the interviewee.

Photo by Michael J. Shepherd.

One Month Left to See Immortal Beauty Exhibition of Rare Artifacts from Three Centuries of Fashion History

Only one month remains to see Immortal Beauty: Highlights from the Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection, the first large-scale, retrospective exhibition of highlights from the Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection (FHCC) in Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.

Working on a mannequin for Immortal Beauty: Highlights from the Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection. Photo by Michael J. Shepherd.

Behind the Scenes: The Making of Immortal Beauty

Putting together a large-scale fashion exhibition much more than simply placing garments on mannequins. It takes careful planning, hard work and a collection worth showing. See what went into the exhibition currently showing in the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery that's putting Drexel on the fashion map.
Rosalind Remer, the founding Lenfest Executive Director of the Center for Cultural Partnerships.

Embracing Humanities Through a New Center at Drexel

A brand-new center at Drexel will seek out partnerships with cultural institutions designed to boost the humanities offerings at the University and help prepare partners for the future.
Photo by Michael J. Shepherd.

Immortal Beauty Exhibition Displays Artifacts from Three Centuries of Fashion History

From a fragment of 16th century Italian velvet to an evening dress by New York designer Alexander Wang from 2012, the first large-scale, retrospective exhibition of highlights from the Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection in Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design will trace the arc of fashion history over the course of more than three centuries.
The logo for Drexel's Queer People of Color.

Drexel’s Queer People of Color Student Group Going Strong

Focusing on the concept of “intersectionality,” Drexel’s Queer People of Color is a new club that began with an idea to fill a gap in the University’s diversity efforts and is now thriving.