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The site-specific pop-up skate park installation features an immersive, motion responsive projection.

Drexel Gallery Transforms into Motion Responsive Pop-Up Skateboard Park

There might not be any more skateboarding at LOVE Park, but skaters will now be welcome at the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery (3401 Filbert St.) in Drexel University’s Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, thanks to a new exhibition opening this spring. Philly Radness: An Interactive Pop-Up Skatepark, a site-specific pop-up skate park installation featuring an immersive, sound and motion responsive projection, will transform the Gallery into a skateboarding oasis from April 5 – May 22.

A hat designed by Hattie Carnegie in 1960 from the Fox Historic Costume Collection.

A Century of Philadelphia Fashion from Drexel’s Fox Historic Costume Collection on Display at Michener Art Museum

A stunning collection of clothing and accessories created, worn and sold in Philadelphia from 1896 to 1994 will be on display from March 13 – June 26 as part of Philadelphia in Style: A Century of Fashion from the Robert & Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection, Drexel University at the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, Pa. The special exhibition of dresses, wedding gowns, shoes, hats and other items will be drawn from Drexel University’s Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection (FHCC) in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, which will loan the items from its holdings of more than 14,000 garments, accessories and textiles from the last three centuries.


Color Me Happy

A Healthier U hosts monthly “Crafternoon” sessions for Drexel faculty and staff, where participants escape the grind with some friendly socializing and relaxing coloring and crafting.
A red and black mask featuring a lock over the mouth and razor wire. One of the masks created through the art therapy program at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center that has partnered with Drexel College of Nursing and Health Professions.

Putting a Face on Recovery: Analyzing Military Service Members’ Masks

Drexel art therapy professors are analyzing masks created through a program at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center that uses art therapy to treat service members with traumatic brain injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Using man-made and natural systems of containment such as birdcages and beehives, Krimes plays with shifting sightlines to create disorienting experiences that reference authoritarian institutions.

Philadelphia Artist Jesse Krimes’ First Solo Exhibition of New Work Since Returning from Prison on Display at Drexel

Best known for creating a 39-panel mural out of bed sheets while serving a six-year prison sentence, Philadelphia-based artist Jesse Krimes will open Deus ex Machina, an exhibition of new work at Drexel University on Jan. 12. The exhibition will be on display through March 13 at Drexel’s Leonard Pearlstein Gallery (3401 Filbert Street) of the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.
Night of the Arts will be hosted November 20.

Entertainment & Arts Society Hosts First “Night of the Arts”

An event hosted by a Drexel student organization will give Drexel artists the opportunity to display their work and network with co-op employers like never before.
A DJ spinning during the 78-hour Electronic Music Marathon hosted by WKDU.

Turning It Up to 78: WKDU Hosts Successful DJ Marathon

In the second year back from its seven-year hiatus, WKDU’s Electronic Music Marathon raised money for Mural Arts and the station with help from a host of the city’s top DJs.
A photograph of a man holding a gun from Larry Clark's Tulsa series.

Drexel Exhibit Provides Perspective for Issue of Drug Use

Surrounded by the gritty photos of Larry Clark’s Tulsa series, professors from the Dornsife School of Public Health and locals who have struggled with addiction will come together in an event to discuss drug use and its impact on modern-day communities.
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.
A man grimacing near broken glass.

Awareness: Larry Clark's Tulsa Series in the Rincliffe Gallery

A new photography exhibit will highlight a gritty photo-style born from a photographer's experiences in Oklahoma between 1963 and 1971.
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.
Man sketching an owl.

Color, Cut and Mold the Stress Away

A Drexel professor recently received an award for a study that explored how activities like drawing, sculpting and collage-making can reduce levels of stress in adults.