Special Events

FALL 2014

 

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; Mark Ferraguto, harpsichord; Carol Lyon, 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, 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

 

Friday, October 24, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 25, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Start with Art

Traveling to Penn State to tailgate? Kick off your weekend with a visit to the Palmer!

Museum docents will welcome visitors Friday and Saturday on home football weekends. You may even "score" a personal guided tour of the galleries!

 

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.

 

Friday, October 31, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Start with Art

Traveling to Penn State to tailgate? Kick off your weekend with a visit to the Palmer!

Museum docents will welcome visitors Friday and Saturday on home football weekends. You may even "score" a personal guided tour of the galleries!

 

NOVEMBER

 

Saturday, November 1, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Start with Art

Traveling to Penn State to tailgate? Kick off your weekend with a visit to the Palmer!

Museum docents will welcome visitors Friday and Saturday on home football weekends. You may even "score" a personal guided tour of the galleries!

 

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.

 

Thursday, November 6, 7:00 p.m.
22 Deike Building

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.

 

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: Memories and Resonances: A Few of Our Favorite Things

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.

 

Thursday, November 13, 7:00 p.m.
22 Deike Building

Marcellus Shale Film Series: Split Estate (2009)
Red Rock Pictures, 76 minutes

This Emmy Award-winning film directed by Debra Anderson looks at the impact that fracking for natural gas and oil is having on “split estate” property owners in Colorado who do not own the rights to extract minerals under their own land.

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

 

Friday, November 14, 12:10 p.m.

Marcellus Shale Gallery Conversation: The Economic and Community Impacts of Natural Gas Development

Kathy Brasier, associate professor of rural sociology, and Timothy Kelsey, professor of agricultural economics and co-director, Penn State Center for Economic and Community Development

 

Friday, November 14, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 15, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Start with Art

Traveling to Penn State to tailgate? Kick off your weekend with a visit to the Palmer!

Museum docents will welcome visitors Friday and Saturday on home football weekends. You may even "score" a personal guided tour of the galleries!

 

Sunday, November 16, 1:00 p.m.
Palmer Lipcon Auditorium

Marcellus Shale Film Series: Split Estate (2009)
Red Rock Pictures, 76 minutes

This Emmy Award-winning film directed by Debra Anderson looks at the impact that fracking for natural gas and oil is having on “split estate” property owners in Colorado who do not own the rights to extract minerals under their own land.

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

 

Tuesday, November 18, 4:30 p.m.

Lecture: Marcellus Shale Documentary Project

Nina Berman, photographer

Nina Berman is a documentary photographer and author, as well as an associate professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Her photographs and videos have been exhibited at more than 100 international venues, including the Whitney Biennial. In this lecture, she will present work showing the impact of gas drilling on the people and landscape of Pennsylvania as part of the Marcellus Shale Documentary Project

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

 

Wednesday, November 19, 12:10 p.m.                 

The Art of Music: The Pennsylvania Quintet: Thirtieth Anniversary Season

Naomi Seidman, flute; Tim Hurtz, oboe; Daryl Durran, bassoon; Lisa Bontrager, horn; Anthony Costa, clarinet

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.

 

Wednesday, November 19, 4:30 p.m. 

American Art Lecture Series Lecture: Modern Art, Racial Rhythms, and the Economy of Energy

Robin Veder, associate professor of humanities and art history/visual culture, Penn State Harrisburg, and resident scholar, Institute for the Arts and Humanities

In the 1920s and ‘30s, Katherine S. Dreier (co-founder of the Société Anonyme) and modern dancer Ted Shawn shared an aesthetic, spiritual, and social goal. They believed modern art and dance could help viewers evolve into a new “race.” This lecture comes from Robin Veder’s forthcoming book, in which she uses histories of physical exercise and experimental science to argue that energy-efficient body movement was as important to aesthetic modernism as it was to industrial modernity.

Co-sponsored by the museum and the Department of Art History.

 

Friday, November 28, Noon to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 29, Noon to 4:00 p.m.

Start with Art

Traveling to Penn State to tailgate? Kick off your weekend with a visit to the Palmer!

Museum docents will welcome visitors Friday and Saturday on home football weekends. You may even "score" a personal guided tour of the galleries!

 

DECEMBER

 

Friday, December 5, 12:10 p.m.

Marcellus Shale Gallery Conversation: Community, Landscape, and Gas: Energy in Pennsylvania’s Past, Present, and Future

Brian Orland, distinguished professor of landscape architecture, and Tim Murtha, associate professor of landscape architecture

 

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

Paper Views Exhibition: Fascinatin’ Rhythm: American Modernism

Curated by Robin Veder, associate professor of humanities and art history/visual culture, Penn State Harrisburg, and resident scholar, Institute for the Arts and Humanities

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, December 5, 1:00 p.m.
 
Paper Views Conversation: Fascinatin’ Rhythm: American Modernism

Robin Veder, associate professor of humanities and art history/visual culture, Penn State Harrisburg, and resident scholar, Institute for the Arts and Humanities

 

Saturday, December 6, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Friends of the Palmer Museum of Art annual Holiday Art and Ornament Sale

Featuring the 2014 commissioned ornament by Kat Oliva with additional works of art by other local artists.

Proceeds benefit the Palmer Museum of Art.

 

Wednesday, December 10, 12:10 p.m.

The Art of Music: Voices and Violins: State High Chamber Singers and Strings

Directed by Robert Drafall, director of choirs, and Jim Robinson, director of orchestra, State College Area High School

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.

 

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

Marcellus Shale Gallery Conversation: Across the Divide: Picturing Marcellus Shale

Steven Rubin, assistant professor of art

 

Please Note:

A greeter will be available in the lobby to direct visitors to the appropriate gallery for all noontime events. All lectures and films are held in the Palmer Lipcon Auditorium unless otherwise noted. 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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