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

Three Weeks Left to See Gershon Benjamin Retrospective

Experience the wonder in "Gershon Benjamin: Modern Master" before the 20th century Expressionist artist's retrospective comes down in a few weeks.
The Rittenhouse Orrery Clock.

Hear Masterpiece Rittenhouse Clock's Chimings

The complex chimings of a clock dating back to 1773 that is considered to be David Rittenhouse's masterwork can now be heard in the Anthony J. Drexel Picture Gallery thanks to an interactive display.
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.

“Escaped Infrastructure” at Canal View Park. Photo credit: Thoughtbarn, courtesy of the Mural Arts Program.

Creative Placemaking and Plans for Reimagining Bartram’s Mile: A Public Forum at Drexel

On Thursday, May 14 from 6:30 – 8 p.m., a public lecture and forum, “Making Place by Building Civic Stewardship & Public Art-Making” will take place in Drexel’s Leonard Pearlstein Gallery (3401 Filbert St.). This event is free and open to the public. A reception will be held prior to the event at 6 p.m. Three panelists will give presentations about their work as it relates to creative placemaking, civic stewardship, social equity, public art and environmental infrastructure.
André Carrington, PhD, assistant professor of English at Drexel, helped organize an international conference on LGBT comics and the people who create them. Graphic by Bill Ezell.

Drexel Professor Behind International LGBT Comics Conference

A Drexel professor has helped organize a conference recognizing and celebrating the work of the LGBT comics community.
Seventh Metro Chuch in Baltimore was one of the six historic spaces that participated in the study.

Can Churches and Artists Save Each Other?

Creating a symbiotic relationship in which historic sacred spaces, such as churches, help to alleviate performing artists’ need for space could benefit both groups and better integrate them into the community, according to a new study from Drexel University.
"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.
"Majungasaurus."

Painting Prehistoric Beasts

When he’s not helping discover new dinosaurs and fossils, the Academy of Natural Science’s Jason Poole uses the prehistoric beasts as inspiration for his art.
Chang created a "Before I die…" art installation on an 80-foot wall surrounding the construction site of the former University City High School. Photo credit: C. Shan Cerrone.

“Before I Die…” Artist Candy Chang to Speak at Drexel

On Thursday, April 30 from 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m., Taiwanese-American artist Candy Chang will speak on  “Better Cities: Transforming Public Spaces Through Art & Design” at Drexel University’s Mandell Theater (33rd and Chestnut Streets) as the fifth lecturer in the College of Arts and Sciences' annual Distinguished Lecture Series.

Project HOME alumnus Gerald Halley stands in front of his artwork.

Artwork by Formerly Homeless Artists Exhibited by Project HOME and Drexel

“Artists for All Seasons,” an exhibition of artwork by formerly homeless artists, will be on display at the URBN Center (3501 Market St., Philadelphia) from April 13 – 24.  
Members of SPARK love to get crafty.

SPARKing Community Outreach on Campus

Want to inject some SPARK in your life, and in your community? That’s the goal of one student organization, fittingly called Students Promoting Art Through Random Acts of Kindness.

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.