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

Third Thursdays - Mindful Making at the Museum
Third Thursdays - Mindful Making at the Museum

October 18, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

This new monthly tradition will include music and dance performances, art-making activities, and games, as well as evening access to the galleries, exhibitions, and museum store. 

Take a break from all your worries and enjoy a slow art experience at the Palmer as part of Student Engagement’s Mindful Making series. Inspired by the quiet, yet powerful images by G. Daniel Massad in A Small Radius of Light, relax into creative art-making activities with the Palmer Student Ambassadors and Xalli Zúñiga; bring your own yoga mat to participate in a beginning yoga class taught by Caroline Friberg; enjoy a dance performance by Penn State Natya; and join the Dharma Lions for an introduction to mediation. Refreshments will be provided! 


5:50 p.m. - Penn State Natya performance on the Palmer plaza

6:30 p.m. - Group meditation with the Dharma Lions in the Special Exhibitions hall

7 p.m. - Slow Art discussion, following individual exploration in the Snowiss Gallery

7:30 p.m. - Yoga with Caroline Friberg in the Special Exhibition hall

8 p.m. - Slow Art discussion, following individual exploration in the Pincus Gallery

8:30 p.m. - Penn State Natya performance

Ongoing activites, 6-9 p.m. - Sensory Drawing with Pastels; Post an Encouraging Word; Mindful Drawing with Xalli Zúñiga

Thursday, October 18, 2018 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Community Day: Bridging Art and Nature
Community Day: Bridging Art and Nature

Saturday, October 20, 11 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

Join us for a variety of programs that invite us to consider connections between art and the natural world. Enjoy gallery talks, tours, and music by Penn State School of Music performers, and get creative with art activities inspired by still-life paintings on view. Students from the Penn State Student Farm will be on hand to help root out connections between agriculture, art, and everyday life.


11:15 a.m. – Music and Art

Gallery discussion hosted by Palmer graduate assistant, Alicia Skeath, and docent, Alice Clark

Location: meet in Snowiss Gallery to begin


1:00 - 3:00 p.m. – Pastel Painting Demonstration

Artists from the Central Pennsylvania Pastel Society offer a glimpse into their painting process

Location: Palmer Plaza (or Christoffers Lobby, if inclement weather)


2:00 p.m. – Harmony PSU

Harmony PSU is a performing arts club for youth and young adults, ages 1—21, with and without special needs. They will perform songs from their current musical project, Frozen.

Location: Palmer Plaza (or Pincus Gallery, if inclement weather)


Ongoing Activities - 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

- Penn State Student Farm Activity Table

- Scavenger Hunt: Art & Agriculture

- Art-making: Apple Still Lifes with Pastels

- Post Your Response Wall: What purpose do art museums serve in the community? Is that purpose important and valuable

Saturday, October 20, 2018 -
11:00am to 4:00pm