Palmer Museum, January 2023

Explore the Palmer

Plan Your Visit

The Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State is located on the University Park campus. Admission is always free. Check-in is via our Visitor Services at the front desk. Click here to plan your visit!

Closed Monday and some holidays

 

Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, Noon to 5 p.m.

 

The Palmer Museum is open regular hours this week.


Special Exhibitions

The new Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State. View from the Overlook Pavilion in the Arboretum. Architect: Allied Works. Rendering: Courtesy of MIR.

Designed for the Future: The New Palmer Museum of Art at the Arboretum


October 15-May 14, 2023

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Benjamin West (American, 1738–1820), Venus and Adonis (Bath of Venus), c. 1799, oil on canvas, 28 1/8 x 39 3/8 inches. Gift of John Driscoll, 2001.31 Violet Oakley (American, 1874–1961), Venus Rising from the Sea, 1940, oil on canvas, 40 ¼ x 30 ¼ inches. Gift of Bette and Arnold Hoffman, 2017.114

Conversations across the Collection


January 7-May 14, 2023

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The second floor of the museum is closed to the public as we prep for our move to the new museum.


NEW Palmer Museum

The Palmer Museum of Art is constructing a new museum within the Arboretum at Penn State to replace the current building on Curtin Road. The innovative new Palmer will be a larger facility that features education spaces, including a teaching gallery, flexible event spaces, and nearly twice the exhibition space of the current museum, allowing for expanded student, faculty, and public access to Penn State’s growing collection of 10,260 works of art.

 

To access information about the new Palmer Museum of Art and the Arboretum at Penn State, please click to view the new fly-through animation of the new museum or visit our online media room below.

 

 

Online Media Room

Learn & Teach

Connect with the Palmer Museum’s diverse collections and exhibitions through tours, programs, and resources for learners of all ages.
Visitors on a tour at the museum

Tours


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Online Resources

Resources


Online Resources
Palmer Museum holds virtual and in-person programs

Programs


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Permanent Collection Galleries

Snowiss Galleries of American Art

Snowiss Galleries of American Art




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Tonkin Gallery of Studio Glass and Ceramics

Tonkin Gallery of Studio Glass and Ceramics




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Pincus Galler of Contemporary Art

Pincus Gallery of Contemporary Art




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Harris Gallery of Baroque Art

Harris Gallery of Baroque Art




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The Pennsylvania State University requires adherence to its policies at all times while on Penn State property or attending University events. Penn State has issued rules and precautions which follow, or may in some cases exceed, guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. By attending or participating in this program, event, or activity, you agree to adhere to such guidance and policies, you acknowledge the risk of being exposed to or infected by COVID-19, and you assume any and all such risk.

 

Click here to read Penn State’s updated pandemic protocols.

 

Your presence at any Palmer Museum program, event, exhibition, or activity indicates your agreement to adhere to all university policies, including health and safety policies such as masking if applicable, and your acknowledgment that you are voluntarily participating. You further acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and assume any and all risk of exposure to or infection by it or any variant thereof, including, without limitation, personal injury, illness, severe complications, permanent disability, and/or death.