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

Thomas and Rohrer

Tuesday, February 16, 6:00 p.m., via Zoom

Lecture - Impossible Interviews: Artists Alma Thomas and Warren Rohrer in Conversation

Jonathan Frederick Walz, Ph.D., Director of Curatorial Affairs & Curator of American Art, The Columbus Museum

Inspired by Miguel Covarrubias's "Impossible Interviews" for Vanity Fair in the 1930s, this talk brings together the lives of two artists who were contemporaries but who never met in person. Walz will highlight the similarities and differences between Alma Thomas and Warren Rohrer, including their shared position on the margins of the 1970s art world. There will be ample time for questions and answers. Jonathan Frederick Walz, an expert on American modernism, is co-organizing a major traveling exhibition, Alma W. Thomas: Everything is Beautiful, which will open in 2021.

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Tuesday, February 16, 2021 -
6:00pm to 7:30pm
Online Art Club

Monday, March 15, 6:00 p.m., via Zoom

Online Art Club Meetup: Recharge Your Creativity with the Palmer Museum

Take a brief, virtual tour of world-class art at the Palmer Museum, then dig into your art supplies and enjoy a simple art-making activity designed for all skill levels. Hosted by the Palmer’s education team of graduate assistants and undergraduate interns, this lively hangout will introduce a selection of artists from the permanent collection who use color to create a sense of movement and energy. The related activity will require paper/sketchbook, pencil, and color (crayons, markers, colored pencils, pastels – use what you have). This program is presented in partnership with the Penn State Alumni Association.

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Monday, March 15, 2021 -
6:00pm to 7:30pm