View of the new Palmer Museum from Bigler Road

Reimagined. Remixed. Renewed.

The Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State is open to the public.


Plan your visit now!


Free Admission
($7 Suggested Donation)



Wednesday | 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday | 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday–Saturday | 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday | Noon to 5 p.m.


Closed Mondays, Tuesdays,

and some holidays, including the below.


Labor Day | Monday, September 2, 2024

Thanksgiving | Thursday, November 28, 2024–Friday, November 29, 2024

PSU Winter Break | Monday, December 23, 2024–Wednesday, January 2, 2025

Special Exhibitions

Check out the special exhibitions that are currently on view at the new Palmer Museum!
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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Public Opening Weekend

The Palmer Museum of Art celebrated the public opening of its new home at The Arboretum at Penn State on Saturday, June 1, and Sunday, June 2.

Public Opening Sponsors:


Public Opening Sponsors Keystone Sponsors: Mary Lou Bennett Penn State College of Arts and Architecture Sandstone Sponsors: InVested Advisors Russell Stone Products Will and Kevin Ameringer-Byrne Karen and Robert Shute Mountain Laurel Sponsors: Beth Richards | Sandy Stover Group of KBB Douglas Albert Gallery Family of Steven Wasser


Exhibition Sponsors:


Kish Bank

Lead Sponsor of MADE IN PA


School of Visual Arts

Also supported, in part, by the School of Visual Arts (SoVA) at Penn State

NEW Palmer Museum

The Palmer Museum of Art within The Arboretum at Penn State replaced its 52-year home on Curtin Road. The innovative new Palmer is a larger facility that features education spaces, including a teaching gallery, flexible event spaces, and nearly twice the exhibition space of the previous museum, allowing for expanded student, faculty, and public access to Penn State’s growing collection of nearly 11,000 works of art.


To access information about the new Palmer Museum of Art, please click to view our online media room below.

Online Media Room

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