Events

Check out our many opportunities to attend events held at the museum.
February 10, 2022 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Dickson Lecture: “Figures in a Landscape ” with Dr. Pepe Karmel

Zoom

Dr. Pepe Karmel, associate professor of art history at New York University and author of Abstract Art: A Global History (2020) will offer a lecture...

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February 16, 2022 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Museum Conversation – Printmaking in the Age of Dürer

Zoom

Join the Palmer’s print specialist, Patrick McGrady, Charles V. Hallman Senior Curator, and discover intricate and expressive works by Germany’s most important artist of the...

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February 24, 2022 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Gallery Conversation – Diverse Voices at the Palmer

Palmer Museum of Art

As part of Art After Hours, journey with Victoria Kenyon, graduate assistant, to discover artists in the Palmer’s collection who found success while pushing through...

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February 24, 2022 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Art After Hours: Black History at the Museum

Palmer Museum of Art

Celebrate Black History Month and learn more about Black artists represented in the museum’s permanent collection. Enjoy a variety of gallery and art-making activities inspired...

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March 2, 2022 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Museum Conversation – Winslow Homer and “An American Place”

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Join Adam Thomas, curator of American art, for a deep dive into the work of Winslow Homer, one of the foremost painters in nineteenth-century American...

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March 24, 2022 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Art After Hours: Penn State Creates

Palmer Museum of Art

The Palmer Museum celebrates creativity across the University with a second annual virtual student exhibition, Penn State Creates. Join us for an in-person reception for...

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March 30, 2022 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Museum Conversation: The Enduring Legacy of “An American Place”

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Erin Coe, Director and Joyce Robinson, Assistant Director Join the museum director and exhibition curator as they discuss the museum’s history of collecting American art...

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April 2, 2022 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Palmer Museum Family Day: Why Abstraction?

Palmer Museum of Art

Visitors will enjoy brief, family-friendly tours and hands-on artmaking inspired by abstract art in the special exhibition A Way Through: Abstract Art of the 1940s....

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April 21, 2022 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Art After Hours: Party at the Palmer

Palmer Museum of Art

The Palmer is marking its 50th anniversary during 2022. Join us for a party on the plaza to celebrate with live music, performances, refreshments, and...

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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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News

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Opera ‘A Marvelous Order’ to make world premiere Oct. 20 in Eisenhower Auditorium


Sep 22

In conjunction with the opera's debut, the Palmer Museum of Art will host an exhibit featuring a collection of the director’s “blueprint” cyanotypes created with the event.

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Palmer Museum celebrates 50th anniversary with benefit gala


Jun 23

The Palmer Museum of Art held its 50th anniversary benefit gala and auction, "Building on Gold," on Saturday, May 21.

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Alumnus and New York City art dealer makes transformative gift to Palmer Museum


Jun 01

Will Ameringer and Kevin Byrne have committed $4 million to establish the Kevin and Will Ameringer-Byrne Museum Excellence Endowment and have given a collection of 19 works of art.

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