Learn & Teach

Connect with the Palmer Museum’s diverse collections and exhibitions through tours, programs, and resources for learners of all ages. From educator tools and virtual tours to lively gallery programs, there are a variety of ways to experience it all at the Palmer Museum of Art. Contact Museum Educator Brandi Breslin at bgb56@psu.edu for questions about educational opportunities and programs at the Palmer.

New Museum Teaching Gallery

For the first time in its history, the Palmer Museum will have a Teaching Gallery in the new museum anticipated to open in the spring of 2024. A hybrid gallery-classroom space, the Teaching Gallery will provide a responsive pedagogical platform for faculty to engage their students in the collection while investigating course concepts.

Class discussion in the galleries

Interested in proposing an exhibition in the Teaching Gallery?  

We welcome proposals for Spring 2025 and beyond. Faculty from all colleges and academic units are encouraged to propose exhibitions, installations, and projects that embed the museum’s collection into university curriculum and academic research.


Please complete the form linked below to submit your proposal, including a project description, object checklist, and description of curricular connections. Submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis with priority given to proposals that coincide with a course being taught on campus.


For additional information or questions, contact Keri Mongelluzzo, Educator for Academic Engagement and Access, at klm556@psu.edu.

Proposal Form

Tours & Programs

Gallery tours, family activities, talks, performances, and social events – there is something for everyone at the Palmer.

The Palmer Museum offers tours for groups.


The Palmer Museum offers tours for groups – families, classes, and more! For more information on how to schedule, visit our Tours page.

Note – Tours are currently closed as we prepare to begin our move to the new location at the Arboretum.

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Palmer Museum holds virtual and in-person programs


The Palmer Museum holds a wide variety of both virtual and in-person programs and events for art-lovers of all ages. For more information on our offerings, visit the Programs page.


Note: Programs and events at the Palmer Museum are suspended during our temporary closure while we prepare for the new museum at the Arboretum.

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Looking for something to do? Check out our events schedule.


The Palmer Museum of Art is a valuable arts resource for the Penn State community as well as the central Pennsylvania region and beyond. Whether you can visit in-person or only experience the museum virtually, there are myriad ways to explore the Palmer’s offerings.
Children doing an art activity at the Palmer

K-12 Resources

A variety of online resources support lesson planning for classroom teachers and provide valuable pre-visit experiences for students. Guided tours for school visits feature shared-inquiry discussions and other experiential learning activities.
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Student with recycled materials  art

Online Resources

Are you looking for a way to stay connected to the Palmer Museum of Art and experience art from the comfort of your home? With just a few clicks, art-enthusiasts of all ages can explore museum collections, watch recorded talks, take virtual tours, and access video resources to get creative, plan lessons and curriculum, explore the collection, or enhance a future visit to the museum.
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University students on a tour at the Palmer

University Resources

The Palmer is dedicated to support Penn State faculty and students by making connections to art through multiple disciplines. We offer a variety of options to fit your needs, including individual exploration, instructor-led class visits, guided tours, object study, and even collaborative class development. Contact museum educator, Brandi Breslin, at bgb56@psu.edu or 814-863-9188 to discuss ways the Palmer can support your teaching goals.
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The Palmer Museum offers internships to Penn State students during the fall, spring, and summer semesters. Students work closely with museum staff on research, collections management, exhibition planning, program development, art preparation, marketing, visitor services, and more. Find more information on our Internships page.

Interns and grad students at the Palmer

Palmer Student Ambassadors

The Palmer Museum offers student volunteer opportunities during the fall and spring semesters through the Palmer Student Ambassador (PSA) program. PSAs come from all colleges and majors to interact with the public, inspire close-looking with original works of art, create gallery activities, and host public programs designed for Penn State students and community members like Art After Hours. Find more information on our Palmer Student Ambassadors page.

Palmer Student Ambassadors
Group of Palmer PSAs

Have questions about ed programs at the museum? Contact Brandi Breslin at bgb56@psu.edu.

The Collection

Learn more about the Palmer Museum’s growing collection of 10,450 objects and why it is considered the leading cultural resource of the region.

Click here to visit our Collections page.

Grafton Tyler Brown, Hot Springs at Yellowstone, 1889, oil on canvas, 16 x 24 inches. Purchased with funds from the Terra Art Enrichment Fund, 2020.16.

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