125 Years: Drexel & the City

Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 11:00am - Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 6:00pm
URBN Annex 3401 Filbert Street Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States

A terrific exhibition in honor of our University’s 125 Anniversary. 125 Years: Drexel & the City creates a series of experiences that tell stories of our University’s founding and amazing evolution over the years, and of our West Philadelphia neighborhood then and now.

Objects on display include paintings and decorative arts objects from the Drexel collections, objects from our neighborhood’s industrial past, historic photographs, and examples of student and faculty work from the past and present.

They include images and objects made available by the Athenaeum of Philadelphia, the Free Library of Philadelphia, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, the Library Company of Philadelphia, the Philadelphia History Museum, PhillyHistory (the City of Philadelphia Department of Records), and the Drexel University Archives.

The exhibition organizing team was led by Dr. Elizabeth Milroy, Art & Art History Department Head, and Jody Graff, our Graphic Design Program Director.

More than a dozen students from Westphal and other Drexel schools and colleges and numerous other faculty contributed to the exhibition.

Event Type: 
Arts & Culture
Arts and Culture
World Heritage