Special Events

FALL 2015 




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

The Art of Poetry

Nicole Miyashiro, copywriter and editor, the Pennsylvania Center for the Book at Penn State University Libraries, and Pushcart Prize-nominated author/poet.

Surround yourself in visual and verbal imagery at the museum during The Art of Poetry. Poets and storytellers from the Penn State community read their latest work in a feast for the eyes and ears.


Friday, December 4, 12:10 p.m.

Gallery Talk: 1917 Revolution in the Arts: Burliuk, Stravinsky, and Archipenko

Maureen Carr, Distinguished Professor of Music


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

Paper Views Exhibition: Ways of Seeing Women

Curated by Jennifer Wagner-Lawlor, associate professor of English and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies

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, December 4, 1:00 p.m.

Paper Views Conversation: Ways of Seeing Women

Jennifer Wagner-Lawlor, associate professor of English and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies


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

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

Featuring the 2015 commissioned ornament by Caryl Strauss with additional works of art by Kimberly Brooks Filkins, Elli Groninger, Sue Harter, James Hayes, Laurie Jager, Kat Oliva, Deb Parsons, Michele Randall, and State College Weavers Guild.

Trees sponsored by The HoneyBaked Ham Co. and Café, Shute & Coombs Financial Advisors, and the 2015–16 Friends Board of Directors.

Proceeds benefit the Palmer Museum of Art.


Wednesday, December 9, 12:10 p.m.

The Art of Music

Rob Nairn, double bass, Heidi von Bernewitz, viola, and Svetlana Rodionova, piano

Distinguished Professor of Music Rob Nairn joins violist Heidi von Bernewitz in this performance featuring “Elegie for Solo Viola” (1944) and “Suite Italienne” for bass and piano (1934) by Igor Stravinsky.

Join us in the galleries for another 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.


Please Note:

A greeter will be available in the lobby to direct visitors to the appropriate gallery for all noontime events. Lectures 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.



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.



Events will be posted soon.


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