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  • 2021

    • Urban street scene from diversity-rich Brooklyn, NY

      Drexel and Brandywine Workshop and Archives Partner To Expand Free Database of Diverse Art and Artists

      November 12, 2021

      Drexel University and the Brandywine Workshop and Archives (BWA) have partnered to extend and improve Brandywine’s Artura.org, the nation’s first free online database of contemporary diverse art and artists. A recent $500,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will fund the project that will be managed by Drexel’s Lenfest Center for Cultural Partnerships with participation from the School of Education and the Arts Administration & Museum Leadership graduate program in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.

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    • Bearded Ladies Cabaret is one of the organizations which received the 2021 Art Works grant, and which Drexel co-op students could have the opportunity to work with starting next year.

      New Grant Program to Support Paid Nonprofit Co-op Opportunities for Dragons

      July 26, 2021

      Forman Arts Initiative and Philadelphia Foundation have launched Arts Works, a $3 million grant program for local community-based organizations and emerging artists, with additional funds to support co-op positions at recipient organizations starting next year.

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      Seat at the Table 

      April 01, 2021

      Lenfest Center professional staff members Page Talbott and Melissa Clemmer curated and provided project management of this exhibition, “Seat at the Table: Women’s Right to Vote and Equality, 100 Years Later,” at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia (2020-21).

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  • 2020

    • Winter 2019-20 Update

      February 14, 2020

      The Lenfest Center continues to work with our partners in the City and the board of the Philadelphia History Museum to shepherd the transfer of the 130,000+ historical artifacts from the City to Drexel University.

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  • 2019

    • Summer 2019 Update

      August 15, 2019

      This summer, the Lenfest Center is in negotiations with the City of Philadelphia and with members of the board of the Philadelphia History Museum, to enable Drexel to take on the ownership and care of the 130,000 historical object collection that belonged to the City’s Atwater Kent Museum (renamed the Philadelphia History Museum). 

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    • Nicole Kalitsi did her second co-op as the diversity, equity and inclusion coordinator for the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, which made her realize how much she valued working directly with people on worthy causes.

      Finding Focus Through a Drexel Non-Profit Co-op

      May 22, 2019

      Nicole Kalitsi was tasked with pioneering a new role during her co-op with the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance. Supported by Drexel University’s Lenfest Center for Cultural Partnerships, this experience helped the fourth-year global studies student zero in on her future career goals.

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    • "Dragon's Breath" pints in the freezer at the Franklin Ice Cream Bar. Photo credit: The Franklin Fountain.

      Drexel Ice Cream Now Available at Franklin Fountain

      April 15, 2019

      The student-designed “Dragon’s Breath” ice cream flavor will now be available for purchase at the Old City ice cream parlor.

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  • 2017

    • Rosalind Remer, founding executive director of the Lenfest Center for Cultural Partnerships.

      With $3 Million Gift to Drexel, Lenfest Foundation to Fund Student Co-op Jobs in Cultural Nonprofits

      September 20, 2017

      With a $3 million gift to Drexel University, the Lenfest Foundation will fund paid cooperative education jobs for students in the nonprofit cultural sector. In recognition of this generous gift, the University will name its Center for Cultural Partnerships in honor of Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest. The Center was established in 2015 to fortify cultural institutions like museums, libraries and historical societies and make their offerings and experiences more accessible to Drexel students.

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      Summer 2017 Student Features

      September 12, 2017

      Maegan is one of the Center’s three summer 2017 undergraduate interns supporting development of an exhibit at the First Bank of the United States (part of Independence National Historical Park), which has not been open to the public for decades. 

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    • Spring 2017 News Updates

      May 30, 2017

      Facilitating experiential learning for students through special classes, co-ops, and research—advancing Drexel’s academic mission while contributing to the success of cultural nonprofit partners.

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