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

Photo credit: © 2014 Valerie Thomas


Plastics@thePalmer Artist Lecture: Visual Activism

Zanele Muholi, artist

Zanele Muholi is an internationally celebrated portrait photographer and human rights activist based in Johannesburg. Her work focuses on the rampant violence against sexual minorities in South Africa and elsewhere, and was featured in a major solo exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum in 2015. Her stark, intimate images depict individuals and communities often and intentionally hidden from view.

Co-sponsored by the LGBQTA Student Resource Center; African Feminist Initiative; African Studies Program; Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Penn State School of Visual Arts John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Series; Rock Ethics Institute; Department of Art History; Woskob Family Gallery; and the Friends of the Palmer Museum of Art.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 4:30pm
Pamela Longobardi

Plastics@thePalmer Artist Lecture: Art, Environmental Activism, and Moral Repair: A (Not-So-) Modest Proposal for Our Times

Pamela Longobardi, Distinguished Professor of Art, Georgia State University

Pamela Longobardi has worked with found plastic as a primary material for nearly three decades, creating conceptual art that invites us to consider human responsibility toward an increasingly stressed environment. Featuring her global community-art practice, which has engaged citizen-artists from Bali to Greece to Hawaii, Longobardi argues that the function of art is not only to “make us see” but also to “make us care” in the face of emergent ecological crises worldwide.

Co-sponsored by the Rock Ethics Institute; Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Sustainability Institute; Department of Art History; and the Friends of the Palmer Museum of Art.

Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 4:30pm