Special Events

SUMMER 2014

 

JULY

 

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 Exhibition: 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 trf14@psu.edu. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.

Jazz@thePalmer 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 emeritus 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.

 

OCTOBER

 

Wednesday, October 1, 12:10 p.m.

The Art of Poetry: Shale Play

Julia Spicher Kasdorf, professor of English and women’s studies

Julia Spicher Kasdorf will read poems from her most recent project, Shale Play, a book-length collection of poems that document the linguistic, emotional, and environmental effects of Marcellus Shale fracking in southwestern Pennsylvania.

 

Thursday, October 2, 4:30 p.m.

Lecture: Observations from the Art/Science Interface

David Teplica, photographer

David Teplica, ('81 B.Phil.), M.D., M.F.A., will discuss the myriad connections between his medical training and his ongoing photographic investigations of the body, which have jointly propelled a more sophisticated understanding of the genetic underpinnings of human anatomy and fueled his contention that creative imagery is often highly functional in a broader social context. He currently maintains a thriving plastic surgery practice and fine art career in addition to serving on the clinical faculty in the section of plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Chicago and as senior research fellow at The Kinsey Institute.

Co-sponsored by the museum and the Penn State School of Visual Arts John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Series.

 

Thursday, October 2, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Marcellus Shale Gallery Crawl

Why visit one gallery space when you can visit several? View the Marcellus Shale Documentary Project exhibition at the Palmer Museum of Art and see juried student work in Storied Images: Marcellus Shale, an exhibition at multiple locations, including Borland Gallery, HUB-Robeson Galleries (Art Alley), Earth and Mineral Sciences Museum and Art Gallery, and the Betsy Rodgers Allen Gallery at the Schlow Centre Region Library. Each venue will feature special activities and refreshments.

 

Friday, October 3, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Paper Views Exhibition: Creative and Scientific Photography: Double-Edged Sword

Curated by David Teplica, ('81 B.Phil.), M.D., M.F.A.

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, October 3, 1:00 p.m.

Paper Views Conversation: Creative and Scientific Photography: Double-Edged Sword

David Teplica, ('81 B.Phil.), M.D., M.F.A.

 

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

Marcellus Shale Gallery Conversation: Marcellus Shale: In Their Own Words

William J. Doan, professor of theatre and women’s studies, and Andrew Belser, professor of theatre

 

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

Palmer Museum of Art Community Day

Join volunteers and staff of the Palmer Museum of Art for a few hours of fun at the museum! Enjoy live music, gallery talks, hands-on activities, and refreshments with your friends and family.

 

Wednesday, October 15, 12:10 p.m.

The Art of Music: In Gut We Trust: Music for Baroque Violin and Harpsichord

James Lyon, baroque violin, and Mark Ferraguto, harpsichord

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, October 16, 7:30 p.m.

Jazz@thePalmer: Penn State Student Ensemble

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 trf14@psu.edu. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.

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


Friday, October 17, 12:10 p.m.

Marcellus Shale Gallery Conversation: Environmental Aspects of Shale Energy Development

David Yoxtheimer, extension associate, Penn State Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research

 

Friday, October 24, 12:10 p.m.

Marcellus Shale Gallery Conversation: Potential Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing on Drinking Water Resources

Elizabeth W. Boyer, associate professor, Department of Ecosystem Science and Management, and Bryan Swistock, senior extension associate, Penn State Water Resources Extension

 

Wednesday, October 29, 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.

Tour and Panel Discussion: Boom/Bust Cycles of Extractive Industries in Pennsylvania

Tour of the exhibition with Dana Carlisle Kletchka, curator of education: 4:30 to 5:00 p.m.; panel discussion: 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Since the 1700s, Pennsylvania has been a major supplier of various forms of energy and resources. Coal, iron, timber, and now natural gas have literally fueled an economic boom in addition to generating controversy and concern over their impact on humans and the environment. Panelists will discuss historical and social aspects of extractive industries and offer perspectives that might shape our thinking and practices into the future.

Panelists include:

Michael Bérubé (moderator), director, Institute for the Arts and Humanities, and Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Literature

Sandra Barney, professor of history, Lock Haven University

Brian Black, professor of history and environmental studies, Penn State Altoona

Kathy Brasier, associate professor of rural sociology

William J. Doan, professor of theatre and women’s studies

Co-sponsored by the museum, Institute for the Arts and Humanities, and The Rock Ethics Institute.

 

Thursday, October 30, 7:00 p.m.
22 Deike Building

Marcellus Shale Film Series: Triple Divide (2013)
Public Herald Studios, 90 minutes

This documentary co-directed by Joshua Pribanic and Melissa Troutman looks at the controversial subject of fracking from multiple vantage points, with exclusive interviews from the industry, experts, and citizens impacted by shale gas development.

Presented in collaboration with the Earth and Mineral Sciences Museum and Art Gallery.

 

NOVEMBER

 

Sunday, November 2, 1:00 p.m.
Palmer Lipcon Auditorium

Marcellus Shale Film Series: Triple Divide (2013)
Public Herald Studios, 90 minutes

This documentary co-directed by Joshua Pribanic and Melissa Troutman looks at the controversial subject of fracking from multiple vantage points, with exclusive interviews from the industry, experts, and citizens impacted by shale gas development.

Presented in collaboration with the Earth and Mineral Sciences Museum and Art Gallery.

 

Wednesday, November 5, 12:10 p.m.

The Art of Poetry: The Reformation

Katherine Bode-Lang, poet

Katherine Bode-Lang will read from her chapbook titled The Reformation, winner of the 2014 American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Prize.

 

Friday, November 7, 12:10 p.m.

Marcellus Shale Gallery Conversation: Finding a Way Forward: Thoughts on How to Address Marcellus Shale Development-Related Conflicts

Lara B. Fowler, senior lecturer, Dickinson School of Law, and research fellow, Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment

 

Friday, November 7, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Paper Views Exhibition: Memories and Resonances: A Few of Our Favorite Things

Curated by Christine ('73 B.S., '75 M.S. Speech Pathology) and Benson Lichtig ('73 B.S. Community Development)

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, November 7, 1:00 p.m.

Paper Views Conversation: They Used to Call It Serigraphy

Christine ('73 B.S., '75 M.S. Speech Pathology) and Benson Lichtig ('73 B.S. Community Development)

 

Sunday, November 9, 1:00 p.m.
Palmer Lipcon Auditorium

Marcellus Shale Film Series: Gas Rush Stories (2013)
Pittsburgh Filmmakers, 60 minutes

This series of short documentaries produced by independent filmmaker and journalist Kirsi Jansa explores how shale gas drilling is changing the lives of individual Pennsylvanians and impacting the development of renewable energy.

Presented in collaboration with the Earth and Mineral Sciences Museum and Art Gallery.

 


 

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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