All programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Palmer Museum of Art unless otherwise noted.
Plastics@thePalmer Entangled Conversation: Flexible Consumption: Plastics and the American Ecology of Oil
Brian Black, professor of history and environmental studies, and head, Arts and Humanities Division, Penn State Altoona
Stories for Little Eyes and Ears: One book + one work of art
Tour: Follow That Line!, with Lines That Wiggle by Candace Whitman, illustrated by Steve Wilson + Aspects of the City (1986) by Dorothy Dehner
Families and friends with young children are welcome to gather for a story and discussion at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday mornings.
Docent Choice Tour: Pennsylvania Impressionists—the Bucks County Colony
Kathy Burnham, docent
Stop by the Palmer Museum of Art on Sunday afternoons for a docent-guided tour. Tours begin at 2:00 p.m. in the Christoffers Lobby and last approximately 45 minutes. Each tour will be unique and led by a different docent, focusing on their particular area of interest.
Plastics@thePalmer Artist Lecture: Visual Activism
Zanele Muholi, artist
Zanele Muholi is an internationally celebrated portrait photographer and human rights activist based in Johannesburg. Her work focuses on the rampant violence against sexual minorities in South Africa and elsewhere, and was featured in a major solo exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum in 2015. Her stark, intimate images depict individuals and communities often and intentionally hidden from view.
Co-sponsored by the LGBQTA Student Resource Center; African Feminist Initiative; African Studies Program; Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Penn State School of Visual Arts John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Series; Rock Ethics Institute; Department of Art History; Woskob Family Gallery; and the Friends of the Palmer Museum of Art.
Plastics@thePalmer Artist Lecture: Art, Environmental Activism, and Moral Repair: A (Not-So-) Modest Proposal for Our Times
Pamela Longobardi, Distinguished Professor of Art, Georgia State University
Pamela Longobardi has worked with found plastic as a primary material for nearly three decades, creating conceptual art that invites us to consider human responsibility toward an increasingly stressed environment. Featuring her global community-art practice, which has engaged citizen-artists from Bali to Greece to Hawaii, Longobardi argues that the function of art is not only to “make us see” but also to “make us care” in the face of emergent ecological crises worldwide.
Co-sponsored by the Rock Ethics Institute; Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Sustainability Institute; Department of Art History; and the Friends of the Palmer Museum of Art.
Pop Up@thePalmer Exhibition: From Practice to Theory: What I Learned about Art Museum Education at the Palmer
Curated by Dana Carlisle Kletchka, assistant professor of art museum education, Ohio State
Conversation with Dana Carlisle Kletchka, 1:00 p.m.
Fascinating exhibition. Great conversation. One day only. Be sure to drop by the Drs. Albert and Lorraine Kligman Print and Drawing Study Room on the museum’s second floor for this exciting Pop Up exhibition organized by Dana Carlisle Kletchka. Don’t miss out!
Image Caption: Ann Hamilton, flectere, 2000, Iris print (detail). Gift of Sue Patterson, 2012.49. © Ann Hamilton, courtesy of Sean Kelly Gallery, New York.