Dusk view of new Palmer Museum of Art

Opening June 1, 2024!

Looking forward to 2024

The Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State is temporarily closed to the public as it transitions to the new Palmer Museum at the Arboretum, which is slated to open June 1, 2024.



Temporarily closed until the new museum opens at the Arboretum June 1, 2024.

Opening Exhibitions

Check out the special exhibitions that will be on view when the new Palmer Museum opens on June 1, 2024!
Edna Andrade (American, 1917–2008), Radiants, 1976, acrylic on canvas, 41 x 41 inches. Reading Public Museum, Gift of Luther W. Brady, M.D., 2012.15.1


June 1-December 1, 2024

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Charles Demuth (American, 1883–1935), Eggplant and Tomatoes, c. 1927, watercolor on paper, 13-7/8 x 19-7/8 inches. Palmer Museum of Art, Bequest of James R. and Barbara R. Palmer, 2019.55

Made in PA on Paper

June 1-September 8, 2024

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Unknown photographer, Hand, c. 1920s–1930s, X-ray, selenium-toned gelatin silver print, 7-1/2 x 6 inches. Palmer Museum of Art, Gift of Jon Randall Plummer, 2012.92

The Art of Teaching: Medical Education and the Integrated Curriculum

June 1-September 1, 2024

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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 10,500 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

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