Special Events

SUMMER 2014

 

JULY

 

Friday, July 18 12:10 p.m.

Gallery Talk: Summer is for Learning: Focus on the Collection

The Palmer summer interns share their research on selected works from the permanent collection.

 

Saturday, July 19, Noon to 3:00 p.m.

Workshops for Adults: Painting Alla Prima

The medium of oil paint has been used for centuries to depict subject matter with depth, light, and color. Paintings are generally created in one setting with the alla prima (Italian for at first attempt) technique, as layers of wet paint are quickly applied over previous layers. In this workshop, participants will view oil paintings at the museum, and then painter Sarah Swist will engage participants in the process of creating an alla prima canvas of their own.

Workshops are free, but participants must preregister by contacting the curator of education at 814-863-9188 or dck10@psu.edu. Space is limited, so register early!

 

Thursday, July 24, 7:30 p.m.

Jazz@thePalmer: Pittsburgh Trombone Project with Kevin M. McManus and Bob Matchett

WPSU and the Palmer Museum of Art are once again partnering to present a series of free jazz concerts. Seating is limited and tickets are required. For ticket information, visit http://wpsu.org/jazzatthepalmer or contact Tamra Fatemi at 814-863-6635 or at trf14@psu.edu. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.

Jazz@the Palmer is sponsored by JazzPA, the Penn State Bookstore, and the Friends of the Palmer Museum of Art.

 

Friday, July 25 12:10 p.m.

Gallery Talk: Summer is for Learning: Focus on the Collection

The Palmer summer interns share their research on selected works from the permanent collection.

 

Saturday, July 26, 10:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Workshops for Children and Youth: Western Places and Spaces

In this workshop inspired by Window on the West: Views from the American Frontier, students will view paintings, watercolors, and drawings of the American West and then discuss their understandings of places west of the Mississippi River. Art educator Sue Uhlig will lead an investigation into the concept of place by helping students map locations and write a poem or short narrative based on works of art. In the studio, workshop participants will create a mixed-media landscape using watercolor and collage methods to illustrate their own wondrous place. Recommended for ages 6–10.

A parent or adult learning partner is encouraged to accompany young attendees; participants should wear appropriate clothing for working with materials. Workshops are free, but participants must preregister by contacting the curator of education at 814-863-9188 or dck10@psu.edu. Space is limited, so register early!

 

Thursday, July 31, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Workshops for Children and Youth: Design It, Build It, Use It: Discover Origami and Engineering

Albert Einstein said, “The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science.” In this workshop, children will be guided through a series of activities that investigate the science behind various art mediums. Children will be asked to think and work like artists and engineers through demonstrations and hands-on activities, facilitated by Penn State’s multiyear National Science Foundation Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation grant team and Dana Carlisle Kletchka, curator of education. By exploring all of these ideas together, young learners will have the opportunity to experience how magical art and engineering can be. Recommended for ages 6–8.

A parent or adult learning partner is encouraged to accompany young attendees; participants should wear appropriate clothing for working with materials. Workshops are free, but participants must preregister by contacting the curator of education at 814-863-9188 or dck10@psu.edu. Space is limited, so register early!

 

AUGUST

 

Friday, August 1,12:10 p.m.

Gallery Talk: Summer is for Learning: Focus on the Collection

The Palmer summer interns share their research on selected works from the permanent collection.

 

Saturday, August 9, Noon to 3:00 p.m.

Workshops for Adults: Luminous Landscape: Basics of Color Palette Control and Composition

In this workshop, art educator MinSoo Kim-Bossard will guide participants through Window on the West: Views from the American Frontier andemphasize viewing and analyzing landscapes. The studio component will provide an opportunity to learn beginner landscape composition principles and the basics of color palette control using acrylic paints.

Workshops are free, but participants must preregister by contacting the curator of education at 814-863-9188 or dck10@psu.edu. Space is limited, so register early!

 

Saturday, August 16, 10:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Workshops for Children and Youth: Playful Prints: Exploring Printmaking Techniques

After viewing Mining the Store: American Prints from the Permanent Collection, participants will explore various printmaking techniques with a range of materials under the guidance of art educator MinSoo Kim-Bossard. Participants will learn about the basic principles of printmaking through artful and playful explorations of found objects from nature and a variety of art materials. Recommended for ages 5–8.

A parent or adult learning partner is encouraged to accompany young attendees; participants should wear appropriate clothing for working with materials. Workshops are free, but participants must preregister by contacting the curator of education at 814-863-9188 or dck10@psu.edu. Space is limited, so register early!

 

Thursday, August 28, 7:30 p.m.

Jazz@thePalmer: Organ Trio East with Jay Vonada

WPSU and the Palmer Museum of Art are once again partnering to present a series of free jazz concerts. Seating is limited and tickets are required. For ticket information, visit http://wpsu.org/jazzatthepalmer or contact Tamra Fatemi at 814-863-6635 or at trf14@psu.edu. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.

Jazz@the Palmer is sponsored by JazzPA, the Penn State Bookstore, and the Friends of the Palmer Museum of Art.

 

FALL 2014

 

SEPTEMBER

 

Wednesday, September 3, 12:10 p.m.

The Art of Poetry: What My Neighbor Tells Me Isn't Global Warming

Todd Davis, professor of English and environmental studies, Penn State Altoona

Todd Davis is the author of four full-length collections of poetry—In the Kingdom of the Ditch, The Least of These, Some Heaven, and Ripe—and a limited edition chapbook, Household of Water, Moon, and Snow: The Thoreau Poems.

 

Friday, September 5, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Paper Views: They Used to Call It Serigraphy

Curated by Patrick McGrady, Charles V. Hallman Curator

Plan to drop by the Drs. Albert and Lorraine Kligman Print and Drawing Study Room for this popular series of one-day exhibitions highlighting works on paper from the permanent collection. Open during regular museum hours.

 

Friday, September 5, 1:00 p.m.

Paper Views Conversation: They Used to Call It Serigraphy

Patrick McGrady, Charles V. Hallman Curator

 

Friday, September 12, 12:10 p.m.

Gallery Talk: Henry Varnum Poor Studies

Patrick McGrady, Charles V. Hallman Curator

 

Wednesday, September 17, 12:10 p.m.

The Art of Music: From Bach to Kodály

Kim Cook, cello
           
Join us in the galleries for the tenth-anniversary season of this popular music series featuring faculty and student performers from the Penn State School of Music and the community. Come enjoy beautiful chamber music and virtuosic solo performances in an inspiring setting! Seating is limited.

 

Thursday, September 18, 7:30 p.m.

Jazz@thePalmer: The Rick Hirsch 4

WPSU and the Palmer Museum of Art are once again partnering to present a series of free jazz concerts. Seating is limited and tickets are required. For ticket information, visit http://wpsu.org/jazzatthepalmer or contact Tamra Fatemi at 814-863-6635 or at trf14@psu.edu. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.

Jazz@the Palmer is sponsored by the Penn State Bookstore with additional support provided by the Friends of the Palmer Museum of Art.

 

Friday, September 19, 12:10 p.m.

Gallery Talk: Lanny Sommese: Image Maker

Lanny Sommese, distinguished professor of graphic design

 

Wednesday, September 24, 5:00 p.m.

Mary E. Rolling Reading Series Lecture

Seamus McGraw, author

Seamus McGraw is an award-winning journalist and author of The End of Country (2011), a compelling memoir about the natural gas industry and its impact on his family and community in rural northeastern Pennsylvania. He has written for the New York Times, Reader’s Digest, Playboy, and Huffington Post. McGraw’s next book, a look at climate change through the eyes of the farmers, fishermen, and ranchers who are already dealing with its consequences, will be released by the University of Texas Press in spring 2015.

Co-sponsored by the museum and the Department of English.

 

Please Note:

Gallery talks begin in the galleries unless otherwise noted. A greeter will be available in the lobby to direct visitors to the appropriate gallery for all noontime events. Workshop participants should meet in the lobby. For after-hours events, doors open fifteen minutes before programs begin. For more information on scheduled events, please call 814-865-7672.

Children’s and family programs are partially funded by the James E. Hess and Suzanne Scurfield Hess Endowment for Art Education in the Palmer Museum of Art and the Ruth Anne and Ralph Papa Endowment. All other programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Palmer Museum of Art unless otherwise noted.


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