Exhibition Opening Reception on Wednesday!
April 12, 2010
A Love for Everything: Education Untied at Westphal College of Media Arts and Design
Wednesday April 14, 4-6pm
W. W. Hagerty Library, Main Level
Anthony J. Drexel envisioned the Drexel Institute as a place for rapid, intensive and practical business and industrial education. Initially, his idea was to establish an industrial college for women, but later decided that the school would be open to all, declaring, 'I know that the world is going to change, and therefore the Institute must change with it, and I do not want to tie it up.'
It would come as little surprise to him that what had begun in 1891 as the Department of Domestic Economy, has evolved into the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design which now offers 14 majors, 12 minors and 4 graduate programs.
As a founding board member of Breastcancer.org, Antoinette Passo Westphal '59, the college's namesake felt that, 'There is a love for everything.'
As this exhibition demonstrates, her passion for life and Anthony Drexel's educational vision are realized in the College.
The exhibition, on display through May 14, 2010, highlights the developments that have shaped the Westphal College of Media Arts and Design and in turn Drexel University.
An opening reception for the exhibition will be held on April 14 from 4-6 p.m. at the W.W. Hagerty Library (3300 Market Street).