“Botanicals to Braque: Five Centuries of the Illustrated
(March 22, 2012 thru May 31, 2013)
This exhibition is a historical survey of prints (primarily woodcuts, engravings, and lithographs) used in book illustration from about 1480 to 1950. Notable loans from the USciences Rare Book Collection include illustrated herbals and other titles related to the practice and history of pharmacy. A highlight of the exhibition is Vegetal material medica, first published in 1818, by renowned 19th-century botanist W.P.C. Barton, displayed alongside several of the book’s original copper engraving plates. A brochure (pdf file) describing the exhibition is available from this web site.
Historical material from the University's collections is currently on display in the following campus buildings:
McNeil Science & Technology Center (Atrium)
“Artifacts and Devices for Understanding the Sciences, c. 1850 - c. 1950”
J.W. England Library (Main Floor)
“Grinding Stone to Art Object: A selection of historical mortars and pestles from USP collections”
Selected works of art and design from the University collections"
(November 11, 2009 thru May 27, 2011)
"Frederick Gutekunst and the Art of Photography"
(29 April 2008 - 29 September 2008)
A retrospective exhibition of the work of Frederick Gutekunst (PCP Class of 1853), a Philadelphia photographer of international fame, active c. 1856 to c. 1915. [More Information...]
"Circa 1821: Design and Material Culture in the Young
(20 July 2006 - 28 September 2007)
A brochure (pdf file) describing the exhibition is available from this web site. [More Information and hours ...]
"Human/Humane: The BioArt of Frank
H. Netter, M.D."
(22 April - 21 July 2005)
A brochure (pdf file) describing all 47 Netter paintings on display is also available from this web site. [More Information...]
"Grinding Stone to Art Object: The Mortar and Pestle
from the Renaissance to the Present "
(9 December 2004 - 2 December 2005)
The venue for this private exhibition was Wyeth Pharmaceuticals in Collegeville, PA. A brochure (pdf file) describing the exhibition is available from this web site.
“Eclectic Road to Health”
(Ended 14 March 2005)
In October 2001, University of the Sciences unveiled “Eclectic Road to Health,” an exhibition that focused on the fascinating world of complementary and alternative medicine. Through text and objects this exhibition examined the historical and cultural contexts of alternative therapeutics and the evolution of complementary treatments. In addition to historical items from the Museum, there were loan materials from the following collections:
Included in the exhibition were sections on:
“From Panacea to Science: 175 Years of Pharmacy in Philadelphia”
(Ended Spring 2001)
The exhibition exemplified the importance of the USP's role in the formation of pharmacy as a profession. The exhibition contained artifacts and documents relating to the University's long history of influence on the field of pharmacy; the founding of Philadelphia College of Pharmacy.