Events

All programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Palmer Museum of Art unless otherwise noted.

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Insight: Museum Conversations - Discover the Palmer Museum of Art 

Sunday, October 4, 3:00 p.m. 

Link to join: https://psu.zoom.us/j/98539154325

Join museum staff, graduate assistants, and interns for an introduction to the Palmer Museum of Art, Penn State's premiere visual arts resource for students, faculty, staff, and the local community. Discover the rich and varied ways that students work and learn at the museum, and enjoy a glimpse of the galleries, an introduction to the various collection areas, and an in-depth look at a few selected works of art. 

Join Palmer Museum staff, Penn State students, and special guests live online for this series of lively conversations about the inner workings of an art museum. These webinars will feature questions and interviews of staff posed by museum interns and graduate assistants. Participants will also be able to join the conversation and gain more insight into museum practices. Program recordings will be posted for later viewing on the Palmer's YouTube channel.

Sunday, October 4, 2020 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm
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Insight: Museum Conversations - A Day in the Life of a Museum Director 

Wednesday, October 14, 4:00 p.m.

Link to join: https://psu.zoom.us/j/93213335181

Palmer Museum Director Erin Coe joins student interns for a discussion about what it's like to lead a university art museum. From strategic planning and capital projects to collections development and exhibition planning, and so much more, gain insight into the breadth and depth of a museum director's role, responsibilities, and expertise. 

Join Palmer Museum staff, Penn State students, and special guests live online for this series of lively conversations about the inner workings of an art museum. These webinars will feature questions and interviews of staff posed by museum interns and graduate assistants. Participants will also be able to join the conversation and gain more insight into museum practices. Program recordings will be posted for later viewing on the Palmer's YouTube channel.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Online Art Club - October

Friday, October 16, 4:00 p.m.

Link to join: https://psu.zoom.us/j/96203490628 

Children and families can stay active with the Palmer through art-making videos and periodic live online art club meetings. Together, we'll explore some of our favorite works in the museum while introducing art-making prompts inspired by themes and styles found in the Palmer's collection. All ages and artistic skill levels are welcome!  Check and subscribe to the Palmer's YouTube channel to view new videos as soon as they are available.  

Need art supplies to participate? Thanks to generous support for this project from Art Bridges, we are able to partner with State College local art supplier, Uncle Eli's to provide 50 supply kits to  families in the community. Kits will be available to pick up at Uncle Eli's by early October. Supplies are limited to one kit per email address and two kits overall per household. Click here to register for a supply kit.

Friday, October 16, 2020 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm
Art After Hours: Halloween at Home: Museum House of Horrors

Art After Hours: Halloween at Home: Museum House of Horrors

Thursday, October 29, 6:00–8:00 p.m.

Link to join: https://psu.zoom.us/j/92172330290

Gather candy snacks, don an art-inspired costume, and zoom in for a howling good time. Activities begin at 6:00 p.m. with a ghoulishly-inspired INSIGHT: Museum Conversations talk about the odd, creepy, or surprising objects in the museum's collection and storage facilities. Starting at 7:00 p.m., enjoy art games and show off your costume for a chance to win a prize. 

The Palmer's popular evening "Art After Hours" program for Penn State students moves to a remote format during the fall, with two live online events. Each of these programs will offer a variety of experiences, such as virtual talks, student-led discussion panels, art-related games, and creative making activities. Check the Palmer's website as more information and scheduling becomes available for each program.

Thursday, October 29, 2020 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
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Insight: Museum Conversations - Tales from the Museum Crypt (aka Strange Discoveries in Art Storage)

Thursday, October 29, 6:00 p.m.

Link to join: https://psu.zoom.us/j/92172330290

Celebrate Halloween at home and enjoy a peek into the dark recesses of art storage at the Palmer with museum registrar Beverly Sutley and longtime graduate assistant Keri Mongelluzzo. Find out what odd, creepy, or surprising objects can be found in the museum's collection and storage facilities. This event is a part of Art After Hours: Halloween from Home.

Join Palmer Museum staff, Penn State students, and special guests live online for this series of lively conversations about the inner workings of an art museum. These webinars will feature questions and interviews of staff posed by museum interns and graduate assistants. Participants will also be able to join the conversation and gain more insight into museum practices. Program recordings will be posted for later viewing on the Palmer's YouTube channel.

Thursday, October 29, 2020 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm
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Insight: Museum Conversations - So, You Want to Buy a Print? 

Thursday, November 12, 4:00 p.m. 

Link to join: https://psu.zoom.us/j/99504256964

Enjoy this introduction to assessing and evaluating prints presented by Patrick McGrady, the Palmer's Charles V. Hallman Senior Curator. Discover details about different printmaking techniques that experts look for when considering prints for the museum's collection.

Join Palmer Museum staff, Penn State students, and special guests live online for this series of lively conversations about the inner workings of an art museum. These webinars will feature questions and interviews of staff posed by museum interns and graduate assistants. Participants will also be able to join the conversation and gain more insight into museum practices. Program recordings will be posted for later viewing on the Palmer's YouTube channel.

Thursday, November 12, 2020 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Online Art Club - November

Friday, November 13, 4:00 p.m.

Link to join: https://psu.zoom.us/j/94115001158 

Children and families can stay active with the Palmer through art-making videos and periodic live online art club meetings. Together, we'll explore some of our favorite works in the museum while introducing art-making prompts inspired by themes and styles found in the Palmer's collection. All ages and artistic skill levels are welcome!  Check and subscribe to the Palmer's YouTube channel to view new videos as soon as they are available.  

Need art supplies to participate? Thanks to generous support for this project from Art Bridges, we are able to partner with State College local art supplier, Uncle Eli's to provide 50 supply kits to  families in the community. Kits will be available to pick up at Uncle Eli's by early October. Supplies are limited to one kit per email address and two kits overall per household. Click here to register for a supply kit.

Friday, November 13, 2020 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm
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Insight: Museum Conversations - How Exhibitions Are Made 

Thursday, December 3, 4:00 p.m.

Link to join: https://psu.zoom.us/j/92103082947

Ever wonder about the process of curating an exhibition? Join the Palmer's assistant director, Joyce Robinson, and museum educator Brandi Breslin as they discuss key elements of exhibition planning such as defining goals, developing checklists, creating programs, and managing installations.

Join Palmer Museum staff, Penn State students, and special guests live online for this series of lively conversations about the inner workings of an art museum. These webinars will feature questions and interviews of staff posed by museum interns and graduate assistants. Participants will also be able to join the conversation and gain more insight into museum practices. Program recordings will be posted for later viewing on the Palmer's YouTube channel.

Thursday, December 3, 2020 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm