All programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Palmer Museum of Art unless otherwise noted.
Stop by the Palmer Museum of Art on Sunday afternoons for a unique themed tour led by one of our dedicated docents! Tours begin at 2:00 p.m. in the Christoffers Lobby and last around 45 minutes.
August 19, 2018
Why Are These Paintings Next to Each Other?
Come to the Palmer on Friday afternoons for interesting, enlightening gallery talks on our current exhibitions.
Friday, August 24, 2018, 12:10 p.m.
When the Water Rises: Recent Paintings by Julie Heffernan
Joyce Robinson, curator
When the Water Rises, lecture
Julie Heffernan, artist
Tuesday, August 28, 4:30 p.m.
Contemporary artist Julie Heffernan will speak about her life and work, discussing the occasionally oblique connections between past events and later paintings, as well as the importance of powerful imagery in art history to a capacious mind. There will be an opportunity to visit the exhibition and meet the artist, a reception following the lecture, and a film screening at 7:00 p.m. of "Managing Risk in a Changing Climate".
The lecture and film are co-sponsored by the Penn State School of Visual Arts John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Series, Sustainability Institute, and the Institutes of Energy and the Environment.
“Managing Risk in a Changing Climate”
Tuesday, August 28, 7:00 p.m.
Louisiana has been called “the canary in the coal mine” for climate impacts as it reports rates of relative sea level rise among the highest in the world. This half-hour PBS documentary examines how Louisiana decision-makers engage with researchers and stakeholders to inform choices about how to manage risks driven by changing sea levels and storms.
The film will follow artist Julie Heffernan's lecture When the Water Rises at 4:30 p.m. The lecture and film are co-sponsored by the Penn State School of Visual Arts John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Series, Sustainability Institute, and the Institutes of Energy and the Environment.
(Produced by WPSU in partnership with the Network for Sustainable Climate Risk Management (SCRiM) and with the financial support of the National Science Foundation.)