Many members of the Drexel community forget that one of the sides of Drexel’s triangular sigil represents art. “A Legacy of Art, Science & Industry: Highlights from the Collection” is kindly reminding the Drexel community that there is more to Drexel than science and industry. The exhibit opened April 12 and runs through May 30 [...]
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Each year, the Costume Institute Gala presents a fashion exhibit at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art to commemorate either a notable designer or a highly celebrated movement in the fashion industry. In order to celebrate, Vogue hosts the Met Ball to mark the exhibit’s opening. This year’s Met Ball was held May 6 [...]
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s annual Philadelphia Flower Show opened to the public March 2 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Dating back to 1829, the Philadelphia Flower Show has gained a hefty reputation as the world’s largest indoor flower show. This year’s theme is “Brilliant!” an Anglicism that equates to something that is inventive, dazzling or [...]
The newly reopened Leonard Pearlstein Gallery held an exhibition of internationally renowned artist Wangechi Mutu and several of her engaging works Feb. 22 at its new location in the URBN Center Annex at 3401 Filbert St. The exhibition is set to show from Feb. 15 to March 30. Mutu is an artist with an extremely [...]
The Philadelphia Museum of Art hosted its annual craft show Nov. 8-11. Made possible by the efforts of both the Women’s Committee and Craft Show Committee groups within the Museum, this was the 36th consecutive year for the show. Vendors from all over the United States, and even some from overseas, participated in the event. [...]
How much alcohol on average would you say that Americans drank every year in the 1830s? Do you think that you would be able to match them? Do you know why we have so many different mixed drinks today or why we have cruises? These questions can be answered by going to the National Constitution [...]
The University of Pennsylvania’s Arthur Ross Gallery held an exhibit titled “California Impressionism: Masters of Light” from Aug. 18 to Oct. 28. To celebrate the closing of the exhibit, a panel was held Oct. 27 and moderated by Lynn Marsden-Atlass, the university curator. The gallery featured more than 30 pieces, all from Californian impressionist painters. The [...]
You might not think too much of them, but it turns out seashells have a long and fascinating history, and that’s exactly` why they were the focus of the latest exhibit at The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. The Academy hosted the Philadelphia Shell Show Oct. 21 and overhauled its facilities to house [...]
In honor of the artists of the month, the Vox Populi Gallery held a free gallery tour Oct. 21 with its featured artists and moderator Andrea Serbonich. As a whole, the exhibit did not have a theme. The works displayed ranged from completely personal still lifes to absolutely abstract pieces showcasing the struggles of our [...]
Article by Jess Herbine & Anne Most Comic book and pop culture enthusiasts assembled at the 2012 Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con May 30 through June 2 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The convention featured celebrity guests including comic book king Stan Lee, Chris Hemsworth, William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, Paul Wesley, Hayden Panettiere, Bruce [...]
In honor of the Year of the Dragon, The Drexel Collection presents “The Iconography of the Dragon: East and West” exhibit, located in the Rincliffe Gallery on the third floor of the Main Building April 2 through May 11. The E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation funded the exhibition. The Drexel Collection is hosting [...]
Over the past few years, severe budget cuts throughout the Philadelphia School District have shortchanged students, offering minimal arts education and nearly no opportunity for students to participate in creative self-expression. Fleisher Art Memorial teamed up with Drexel University’s graphic design program to retaliate against artistic apathy by storming the streets of South Philadelphia in [...]
The students of Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design areinthe middle oftheirown March Madness, presenting a multitude ofdifferentperformances, presentations and exhibits across the spectrum of media arts and design majors. March 1 marked the first of manyanticipatedshowings created by our fellow Dragons for the cultural fancies of students, faculty and visitors [...]
The Arts Administration Graduate Association at Drexel University hosted the 9th annual Art Auction Feb. 17 in the Papadakis Integrated Science Building. In addition to spotlighting the AAGA, the auction raised funds to send graduate students to Arts Advocacy Day in Washington,D.C., where students will personally appeal to senators to maintain funding for the arts [...]
Tired and frustrated with the cold? Well then, warm up with the “Heat Wave Weekend” at the Academy of Natural Sciences! Starting this month, the Academy will host themed weekends where children and adults alike can make crafts, watch live animal shows, discern dinosaurs and other specimens, engage in interactive activities and view special presentations. [...]
MakerBot, a 3-D printer that can create any type of 3-D image and print it from a computer-generated sketch, has taken Drexel product design students for a whirlwind. Having been established for three years, the MakerBot has helped students to turn their ideas into products that can be applied to daily uses. Founders Bre Pettis, [...]
Philadelphia designer and children’s book author and illustrator Alexander Stadler has his name popping up all around the city. The Rhode Island School of Design graduate brought together 40 local designers to sell their work at the Philadelphia Museum of Art Store in a pop-up bazaar that he calls Philadelphia Produces Original Design or P.POD. [...]
Oct. 24 was National Food Day, and here in Philadelphia, plenty of local organizations took advantage of the opportunity to share their goal of planting seeds in this city. of the participants hosting the day’s events included [JH1] the Eastern Pennsylvania Permaculture Guild, the Health Promotion Council, the Chester County Food Bank, the School District of Philadelphia, [...]
Most people associate the term “mental asylum” with nightmarish, Hollywood-fueled images of cruelty and hopelessness. But Christopher Payne’s photographs, on display now through Oct. 29 at the Pearlstein Gallery, tell the true story of those old state hospitals, the crumbling remains of which still dot the quiet corners of the American landscape, standing as monuments [...]
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