All programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Palmer Museum of Art unless otherwise noted.
Plastics@thePalmer Entangled Conversation: Plastic Natures: Of (Wo)men and Money
Sajay Samuel, clinical professor of accounting, Smeal College of Business
Pop Up@thePalmer Conversation: From Practice to Theory: What I Learned about Art Museum Education at the Palmer
Dana Carlisle Kletchka, assistant professor of art museum education, Ohio State
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.
The Art of Poetry
Sara J. Grossman, visiting fellow, Center for Humanities and Information
Surround yourself in visual and verbal imagery while Penn State poets, storytellers, and other literary friends read their latest work in a feast for the eyes and ears.
Sara J. Grossman specializes in the literary and cultural history of climate crisis and weather data in the United States. Her poems and essays have been published in Verse Daily, Cellpoems, Guernica, The Louisville Review, and elsewhere. Her first book of poems, Let the House of Body Fall, is forthcoming from New Issues Press in 2018.
Plastics@thePalmer Artist Lecture: On Digital Colonialism and Monstrosity
Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library
Morehshin Allahyari, artist
Born and raised in Iran, Morehshin Allahyari is a new-media artist and activist who has lived in the United States since 2007. In this lecture, she will reflect on the relationship between the use of digital technologies and activism, digital colonialism, and monstrosity and refiguring as it relates to her 2015 project Material Speculation: ISIS and its aftermath, as well as to a new in-progress project called She Who Sees the Unknown. She will also posit and contextualize “a position outside” that asks difficult questions and suggests alternative methods.
Co-sponsored by the University Libraries, CIMP-3D, Bernard M. Gordon Learning Factory, Center for Global Studies, School of International Affairs, Department of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies, Central Pennsylvania Society of the Archaeological Institute of America, Rock Ethics Institute, Arts and Design Research Incubator (ADRI), and the Friends of the Palmer Museum of Art.
Plastics@thePalmer Entangled Conversation: Thoughts on Styrofoam: A Reading
Evelyn Reilly, New York-based poet and author of Styrofoam (2009) and Apocalypso (2012)
Co-sponsored by the Humanities Institute, Sustainability Institute, Department of English, and the Friends of the Palmer Museum of Art.
Docent Choice Tour: Contemporary Art
Dotty Ford, 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.
Don't miss these upcoming events
Plastics@thePalmer Entangled Conversation: Flexible Consumption: Plastics and the American Ecology of OilFriday, March 23, 2018 - 12:10pm
Stories for Little Eyes and Ears: One book + one work of artSaturday, March 24, 2018 - 11:00am
Docent Choice Tour: Pennsylvania Impressionists—the Bucks County ColonySunday, March 25, 2018 - 2:00pm
LECTURE CANCELLED Plastics@thePalmer Artist Lecture: Visual ActivismTuesday, March 27, 2018 - 4:30pm
Plastics@thePalmer Artist Lecture: Art, Environmental Activism, and Moral Repair: A (Not-So-) Modest Proposal for Our TimesThursday, March 29, 2018 - 4:30pm