Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

The Academy of Natural Sciences.

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is the oldest natural history museum in North America. Founded in 1812, the museum is known for both its extraordinary collections of natural specimens and its active research faculty. Center support allowed the Academy to upgrade its financial accounting software, giving staff members a more efficient tool for monitoring their internal and external activity.


Collaborators & Colleagues

San Francisco-based Alan Brown is principal of WolfBrown, a leading researcher and management consultancy in the nonprofit arts industry.

The Center has awarded $500,000 to Opera Philadelphia, to strengthen the organization’s efforts to respond to the changing nature of its audiences and develop new programs.

In the second segment of our three-part conversation with Center Visiting Artist Ain Gordon, he discusses his work throughout his residency period, including his role in the Center’s Push Me, Pull You project.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Bonnie Clearwater is director and chief curator at the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, where she leads the development of exhibition programs and the expansion of education initiatives and public programming.

Grants & Grantees

Susan Lankin-Watts (Pew Fellow, 2015) is a singer, trumpet player, composer, and arranger whose complex arrangements draw from tradition, the poetry of her great-grandfather, and a desire to give new voice to the art form and create klezmer culture for a younger generation.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Eric Tschanz is the president and CEO of Powell Gardens in Kingsville, Missouri.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Dr. Melissa Chiu is the director of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Gallery in Washington, DC.

Grants & Grantees

Network for New Music brought renowned composer John Harbison to Philadelphia for a week-long mini-festival that celebrated his career of classical- and jazz-inspired chamber music.

The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance launched this community outreach program in order to empower its member organizations to build relationships with local communities.

In August 2011, the Philadelphia Inquirer hailed Opera Philadelphia’s transformation as a “haven for new opera.”

Yancey considers whether arts organizations be expected to approach their businesses with the same degree of courage and creativity that they expect of presenting artists.

Whitney Kimball, Vox Populi’s third AUX Curatorial Fellow, presents the work of video artist and activist Jenny Drumgoole, the fifth program in the “Schmart World” series.