Palmer Museum, April 2022

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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 of Art is open regular hours this week, Tuesday–Sunday.


Now on View

Home/Studio wordmark

HOME/STUDIO: 2022 Penn State School of Visual Arts Faculty Show


May 28-August 28, 2022

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Martin Lewis (American, 1881–1962), Little Penthouse, 1931

Staff Picks: A Selection of Palmer Favorites


June 3-September 18, 2022

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William P. Hanson (American, 1928–2017), Grasses, Branches, and Shore, Maine, 1963/1969, watercolor, pencil, and crayon, 14 x 10 inches. Gift of Professor Cortland Eyer, 88.7, AS B056

Those Who Taught: Selected Works by Former Faculty


May 20-August 14, 2022

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Gala 2022

Building on Gold

The Building on Gold Gala was a resounding success!

Thank you to all the 300 friends and supporters who attended this year’s stellar event.

Click here for more info on Gala 2022
Gala 2022

Upcoming Exhibitions

Eleanor Antin (American, b. 1935), Going Home from Roman Allegories, 2004, chromogenic print, 48-1/2 x 102-3/4 x 2 inches. Purchased with funds provided by the Donald W. Hamer Endowment for Art Acquisitions and Exhibitions, 2006.29. © Eleanor Antin

Looking at Who We Are: The Palmer at Fifty


September 23-December 18, 2022

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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 8, 2023

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Pancrace Bessa (French, 1772–1846), Hyacinthus Orientalis, 1810–1826, watercolor on white vellum, 7 3/8 x 4 9/16 inches. Presented in memory of James Rea Maxwell Jr., Class of 1921, 74.4

The Art of Remembering: A Selection of Gifts from 1974–2020


August 26-December 18, 2022

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PENN STATE CREATES 2022

A Virtual Exhibition

This virtual exhibition highlights the unbounded creativity of 29 Penn State students—undergraduate and graduate––across colleges and majors, ranging from the visual and performing arts and architecture to materials science, medicine, and software engineering. The 38 creative works in the exhibition include traditional artistic media like painting, photography, and sculpture, as well as examples of poetry, graphic design, performance, and more, showcasing the diverse and talented activities of our university student community.

Click here to view the virtual exhibition.
Penn State Creates

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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Events

To see ALL the upcoming events for this season, visit our Events Schedule.

Artwork by Community Day artist Erin Bolger Welsh June 25, 2022 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Palmer Museum Community Day: Exploring Art and Abstraction

The Palmer marks its 50th anniversary in 2022! Visitors of all ages are invited to celebrate the museum’s birthday with art, gallery tours, and hands-on...

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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.