Self Portrait as Woman Recovering from the Effects of Male Gaze (What's Underneath)

Join the Palmer

Join The Palmer Museum as a Friend.

Engage in an ever-changing array of exhibitions and programs. Explore a host of cultures. Entertain the notion that art is alive with possibilities. Excite your visual sense and soul in a place devoted to the serene, the stimulating, and the very special.


JOIN the Friends or RENEW your membership online by following these steps:

1. Click on the following link: (Penn State's online giving website).

2. Enter the dollar amount of membership dues that you would like to contribute in the box with the red asterisk and fill in the information that is required. Then click on the "Next>>" button at the bottom of the website.

3. Complete remaining screens to process and to pay for your membership.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you wish to purchase a Friends membership as a gift, please DO NOT use the online system; instead, please call Jennifer Feehan, coordinator of membership and public relations, at (814) 863-9182 or email


Membership Categories

Student $10-$34

Individual $35-$59

Family/Household $60-$99

Sustaining $100-$299

Benefactor $300-$599
All benefits listed plus:
An additional 10 percent discount (20 percent total) on items purchased from our Museum Store (excluding consignment items)

Sponsor $600-$999
All Benefactor benefits plus:
Two complimentary tickets to the annual Friends Gala

Director's Circle $1,000 and more
All Sponsor benefits plus:
Recognition on donor board in museum lobby and private director's tour for invited guests

For more information about the Director's Circle membership, please call the Palmer Museum of Art at 814-865-7672.

A 10 percent membership discount is available to those 60 and older.

Tax information: Individual, family/household, sustaining, and benefactor memberships are eligible for a full tax consideration. Sponsor and Director's Circle Members: Your tax-deductible donation will be reduced by the value of annual Friends Gala tickets received. If you do not wish to accept the tickets so that your membership will be eligible for a full tax consideration, please let us know.

Originally opened in 1972, the museum underwent a major renovation and expansion in 1993. With its eleven galleries, the Palmer Museum showcases its permanent collection and provides a lively schedule of changing exhibitions. Since 1973, the Friends have provided funds for education programs and for more than fifty acquisitions.

The Palmer Museum of Art engages, explores, entertains, and excites. And we prefer to do this in good company—your company—with your support and your friendship. The museum is best judged by the company it keeps.

By becoming a Friend of the Palmer Museum of Art, you will enjoy opportunities to meet others who share your passion for the arts and receive special savings and benefits available only to Friends.

You will be supporting programs that enrich the lives of children and adults alike, acquisitions of exciting artworks for the museum, and a vital, free-admission resource for our community and region.

So don't let the Palmer go it alone. Be a Friend.

Membership Benefits

As a Friend of the Palmer Museum of Art, you will enjoy these special benefits for one year:

Don't let the Palmer go it alone... be a Friend.