Special Events

SPRING 2016

 

FEBRUARY

 

Thursday, February 11, 7:00 p.m.

Surreal Cinema Series: A Thematic Approach to Film
Film: Pioneers of Experimental Films

Curated by Jonathan Eburne, associate professor of comparative literature and English, and Amy Dupain Vashaw, audience and program development coordinator, Center for the Performing Arts, in conjunction with Consciously Surreal: Photography, the Uncanny, and the Body and From Dada to Dalí: Surrealist Works on Paper. Films are appropriate for mature audiences.

 

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

Gallery Talk: Small Prints, Big Artists

Patrick McGrady, Charles V. Hallman Curator

Stop by the museum this semester to explore the current exhibitions on view and participate in these engaging conversations led by museum curators and guest speakers.

 

Sunday, February 14, 2:00 p.m.

Docent Choice Tour: Love at the Palmer

Susan McCartney, docent

Spend your Sunday afternoon in the galleries with a docent-guided tour. Light refreshments will be served afterward and all ages are welcome.

 

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

The Art of Music: Selections from The Barber of Seville

Penn State Opera Theatre

Join us in the galleries for this popular music series featuring 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, February 18, 7:00 p.m.

Surreal Cinema Series: A Thematic Approach to Film
Film: Experimental Short Films by Women

Curated by Jonathan Eburne, associate professor of comparative literature and English, and Amy Dupain Vashaw, audience and program development coordinator, Center for the Performing Arts, in conjunction with Consciously Surreal: Photography, the Uncanny, and the Body and From Dada to Dalí: Surrealist Works on Paper. Films are appropriate for mature audiences.

 

Sunday, February 21, 2:00 p.m.

Docent Choice Tour: Early Entrepreneurs in Asian Ceramics

Ann Hettmansperger, docent

Spend your Sunday afternoon in the galleries with a docent-guided tour. Light refreshments will be served afterward and all ages are welcome.

 

Thursday, February 25, 7:00 p.m.

Surreal Cinema Series: A Thematic Approach to Film
Film: Art Films of the 1960s and 1970s

Curated by Jonathan Eburne, associate professor of comparative literature and English, and Amy Dupain Vashaw, audience and program development coordinator, Center for the Performing Arts, in conjunction with Consciously Surreal: Photography, the Uncanny, and the Body and From Dada to Dalí: Surrealist Works on Paper. Films are appropriate for mature audiences.

 

Friday, February 26, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Paper Views Exhibition: Biblical Women and (Their) Old Masters

Curated by Christian M. M. Brady, dean, Schreyer Honors College

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.

 

Friday, February 26, 1:00 p.m.

Paper Views Conversation: Biblical Women and (Their) Old Masters

Christian M. M. Brady, dean, Schreyer Honors College

 

Sunday, February 28, 2:00 p.m.

Docent Choice Tour: Hands in Works of Art at the Palmer

Cathy Zangrilli, docent

Spend your Sunday afternoon in the galleries with a docent-guided tour. Light refreshments will be served afterward and all ages are welcome.

 

MARCH

 

Wednesday, March 2, 12:10 p.m.

The Art of Poetry

Abby Minor, poet and author of The Velvet Season and Voices from Outside, Lit from Inside.

Surround yourself in visual and verbal imagery while poets and storytellers from the Penn State community read their latest work in a feast for the eyes and ears through the "The Art of Poetry" reading series.

 

Sunday, March 13, 2:00 p.m.

Docent Choice Tour: Portraits

Dotty Ford, docent

Spend your Sunday afternoon in the galleries with a docent-guided tour. Light refreshments will be served afterward and all ages are welcome.

 

Wednesday, March 16, 12:10 p.m.

The Art of Music: Sax and Violins: A Fresh Look at Classic Repertoire

David Stambler, saxophone

Join us in the galleries for this popular music series featuring 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.

 

Friday, March 18, 12:10 p.m.

Curator’s Choice Gallery Talk: A Brief History of American History Painting: Benjamin West and Tompkins H. Matteson

Adam M. Thomas, curator of American Art

Stop by the museum this semester to explore the current exhibitions on view and participate in these engaging conversations led by museum curators and guest speakers.

 

Sunday, March 20, 2:00 p.m.

Docent Choice Tour: Secrets at the Palmer

Joanne Bennett, docent

Spend your Sunday afternoon in the galleries with a docent-guided tour. Light refreshments will be served afterward and all ages are welcome.

 

Friday, March 25, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Paper Views Exhibition: Pastel Potpourri

Curated by members of the Central Pennsylvania Pastel Society

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.

 

Friday, March 25, 1:00 p.m.

Paper Views Conversation: Pastel Potpourri

Central Pennsylvania Pastel Society

 

Tuesday, March 29, 4:30 p.m.

Lecture: Shinique Smith: Beyond the Gesture

Shinique Smith, artist

Shinique Smith, best known for exuberant, calligraphic designs embodied in a variety of mediums, will discuss the interplay between modernist gesture, Color Field paintings, graffiti, and found artifacts in her current body of work. Her films, installations, works on paper, assemblage, and sculpture address broad social, cultural, and spiritual concerns.

Co-sponsored by John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Series, Penn State Institute for the Arts and Humanities, the Department of Art History, and the Friends of the Palmer Museum of Art.

 

APRIL

 

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

Gallery Talk: Illusions, Tricks, and Deceptions: An April Fools’ Gallery Talk

Dana Carlisle Kletchka, curator of education

Stop by the museum this semester to explore the current exhibitions on view and participate in these engaging conversations led by museum curators and guest speakers.

 

Sunday, April 3, 2:00 p.m.

Docent Choice Tour: Lisa Scheer's “Norn's Bower”: The Gateway to the Palmer

Sally Kalin, docent

Spend your Sunday afternoon in the galleries with a docent-guided tour. Light refreshments will be served afterward and all ages are welcome.

 

Wednesday, April 6, 12:10 p.m.

The Art of Poetry

Lisa Sewell, associate professor of English; academic director, Gender and Women’s Studies, Villanova University; and author of Impossible Object.

Surround yourself in visual and verbal imagery while poets and storytellers from the Penn State community read their latest work in a feast for the eyes and ears through the "The Art of Poetry" reading series.

 

Thursday, April 7, 4:30 p.m.

Lecture: Lynching, Politics, and the Spectacle of Race: Reginald Marsh circa 1934

Carmenita Higginbotham, associate professor, McIntire Department of Art, University of Virginia

This lecture focuses on American artist Reginald Marsh (1898–1954) and his targeted response to the topic of lynching. It explores how Marsh’s deployment of racial language in the 1934 drawing, This is Her First Lynching, allowed for politically nuanced readings of the black body and the exhibition of violence.

 

Friday, April 8, 12:10 p.m.

Perspectives Unbound Gallery Talk: Surrealism on Paper

Jonathan Eburne, associate professor of comparative literature and English

Stop by the museum this semester to explore the current exhibitions on view and participate in these engaging conversations led by museum curators and guest speakers.

 

Sunday, April 10, 2:00 p.m.

Docent Choice Tour: Understanding Paintings

Susan Hutchinson, docent

Spend your Sunday afternoon in the galleries with a docent-guided tour. Light refreshments will be served afterward and all ages are welcome.

 

Thursday, April 15, 4:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Arts Crawl

The Palmer Museum of Art joins the Visual Arts Student Association (VASA) and Penn State’s School of Visual Arts (SoVA) during their annual art extravaganza. Live music, food, and performances are on tap throughout the evening at the museum and the School of Visual Arts buildings.

 

Sunday, April 17, 2:00 p.m.

Docent Choice Tour: Biblical Women

Christine McCarter, docent

Spend your Sunday afternoon in the galleries with a docent-guided tour. Light refreshments will be served afterward and all ages are welcome.

 

Wednesday, April 20, 12:10 p.m.

The Art of Music: Sacred and Profane: Choral Music Through the Ages

The Orpheus Singers, directed by Christopher Kiver

Join us in the galleries for this popular music series featuring 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.

 

Sunday, April 24, 2:00 p.m.

Docent Choice Tour: Surrealism in Works on Paper

Susan Hirth, docent

Spend your Sunday afternoon in the galleries with a docent-guided tour. Light refreshments will be served afterward and all ages are welcome.

 

Friday, April 29, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Paper Views Exhibition: Walking Papers: Departing Thoughts on Our Collection

Curated by Charlotte Houghton, associate professor of art history

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.

 

Friday, April 29, 1:00 p.m.

Paper Views Conversation: Walking Papers: Departing Thoughts on Our Collection

Charlotte Houghton, associate professor of art history

 

MAY

 

Sunday, May 1, 2:00 p.m.

Docent Choice Tour: Landscapes

Mary Jo Everhart, docent

Spend your Sunday afternoon in the galleries with a docent-guided tour. Light refreshments will be served afterward and all ages are welcome.

 

Sunday, May 8, 2:00 p.m.

Docent Choice Tour: The Architecture of the Palmer

Vinne Scanlon, docent

Spend your Sunday afternoon in the galleries with a docent-guided tour. Light refreshments will be served afterward and all ages are welcome.

 

Friday, May 13, 6:30 p.m. to midnight

The Friends of the Palmer Museum of Art Gala 2016
It’s Your Lucky Night: Celebrate an Evening in Vegas

Nittany Lion Inn Ballroom

Eric and Molly Barron, Honorary Chairs

Silent and Live Auctions, Dinner, and Dancing

Benefits the Palmer Museum of Art

Preregistration and payment are required. ($175 per person; includes $60 tax-deductible donation). For more information, please call 814-863-9182.

 

Please Note:

Gallery talks begin in the galleries; lectures and films are held in the Palmer Lipcon Auditorium. All programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Palmer Museum of Art unless otherwise noted. For more information on scheduled events, please call 814-865-7672.

 

DOCENTS ON DUTY

The docents at the Palmer Museum of Art are on call and ready to answer your most pressing art-related questions—just ask for the Docent on Duty! You’ll find a museum education volunteer seated in the lobby or walking through the galleries Tuesday through Friday, between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

 

 

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