Mission

Penn State's Palmer Museum of Art serves as a cultural and scholarly resource for the University and audiences from Pennsylvania, the nation, and the world. Through an array of thought provoking exhibitions and multidimensional programs, the Palmer encourages critical thinking, inspires curiosity and creativity, and fosters respect for diverse cultures and points of view. In accordance with the highest professional and ethical standards, the museum preserves and augments the collections it holds in trust for future generations.