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Ray Bartkus' Titanikas Balance.

Only Three Weeks Remain to see Exhibit  by Renowned International Artist Ray Bartkus at Drexel

Only three weeks remain to see the “enormous, beautifully detailed figurative paintings and three-dimensional installations” (Philadelphia Inquirer) of Storylines, an exhibition at Drexel University’s Leonard Pearlstein Gallery (3401 Filbert Street) in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, featuring the work of Lithuanian-born artist and illustrator Ray Bartkus. The exhibition will be on display through Sunday, May 24. The gallery is free and open to the public Tuesday – Sunday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

"Spring Landscape #5 (Mont Royal, Montreal)" by Gershon Benjamin, 1947, oil on canvas, 29 x 36 inches.

Gershon Benjamin: Modern Master at the Rincliffe Gallery

Celebrated American modernist Gershon Benjamin painted what he loved for seven decades. A Drexel alumnus has now brought those adored works to Drexel for a special exhibition.
Bartkus' "Beauty and the Beast," 2006-2009.

Renowned International Artist Ray Bartkus Exhibits at Drexel

Storylines, a new exhibition at Drexel University’s Leonard Pearlstein Gallery (3401 Filbert Street) in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, presents the work of Lithuanian-born artist and illustrator Ray Bartkus. Creating immersive environments, Bartkus’s monumental, figurative paintings embrace and engulf viewers, projecting them into compelling, mysterious domains. Shown for the first time in the United States, much of this work has been seen internationally in Lithuania, Poland, Austria Japan and the Netherlands. The exhibition will be on display from Tuesday, April 7 – Sunday, May 24.

 

A sculpture by Chakaia Booker entitled “Handle With Care” (34.5” x 98” x 11”).

Poets Create ‘Verbal Sculptures’ Inspired by Tire Exhibition

Amid large-scale sculptures made from recycled tires by contemporary American sculptor and printmaker Chakaia Booker, local poets will create poems, or ‘verbal sculptures,’ inspired by the themes of the artwork at Drexel University during Black History Month.
Black History Month 2015

Observe Black History Month at Drexel

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

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."
2014 President's Report

14 Stories of '14: The President's Report

Since the best way to understand an institution is to hear (and see) its stories, John A. Fry's annual President's Report features more than a dozen stories and videos about the projects and achievements that make Drexel special.
The Rincliffe Gallery's new exhibit, Style Within.

Style Within: 19th Century Interior Design in New Drexel Exhibit

The latest Rincliffe Gallery exhibition highlights how people expressed style in their own homes while navigating new designs made possible through the growth of mass production.
The new course will provide students with a broad, interdisciplinary overview of critical, historical and practical issues pertaining to branding, marketing and consumerism.

New Drexel Course on Affluenza and Consumer Culture is Open to the Public

As the dust settles after the chaos of Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the holiday shopping season, it’s the perfect time to take a closer look at America’s consumer culture, including ‘affluenza,’ the epidemic of overconsumption. In a new course, called “Studying Consumerism,” offered by the Department of Communication in Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences, students—and a limited number of alumni and members of the general public—can do just that. The winter term course, which runs from Jan. 5 – March 21, will provide students with a broad overview of critical, historical and practical issues pertaining to consumerism as well as branding and marketing.

Gamergate

Women in Gaming: A Q&A with Frank Lee on GamerGate

A high-profile controversy surfaced in the gaming community late last year which reportedly began with concerns about video game journalism turned to vitriol largely directed at women in gaming. Drexel's gaming expert, Professor Frank Lee, discusses GamerGate and diversity issues.
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."
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.