Special Events

SUMMER 2015 


JULY

 

 Friday, July 31, 12:10 p.m.

Gallery Talk: Look! Point! Shoot!: The Decisive Moment and 20th Century Photography

Keri Mongelluzzo, Annie Gooding Sykes intern


AUGUST


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


Gallery Talk: Photographing Fictions: The Creation of Cindy Sherman's Untitled Women

Karly Etz, Silver Trout Curatorial Graduate intern

 

Thursday, August 27, 7:30 p.m.

Jazz@thePalmer

Dan Yoder

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 wpsu.org/jazzatthepalmer or contact Tamra Fatemi at 814-863-6635 or trf14@psu.edu.

Registration opens August 1, 2015.

The concerts are made possible, in part, by Tire Town, Fred and Judy Sears, and the Friends of the Palmer Museum of Art.

 

FALL 2015 

 

SEPTEMBER

 

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

Paper Views Exhibition: Who was Who? Reproductive Engraving in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

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.

 

Friday, September 4, 1:00 p.m.

Paper Views Conversation: Who was Who? Reproductive Engraving in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

Patrick McGrady, Charles V. Hallman Curator

 

Friday, September 11, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 12, 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 on Friday and Saturday during regular museum hours on home football weekends. You may even “score” a personal guided tour of the permanent collection and special exhibitions!

 

Wednesday, September 16, 12:10 p.m.
 
The Art of Music

Kim Cook, cello
                 
Internationally acclaimed cellist Kim Cook will perform Robert Muczynski’s “Gallery: Suite for Unaccompanied Cello” (1966), a piece inspired in part by the work of painter Charles Burchfield.

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.

 

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

Gallery Talk: You Have to See This: Abstract Art from the Permanent Collection

Sarah K. Rich, associate professor of art history

 

Friday, September 18, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 19, 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 on Friday and Saturday during regular museum hours on home football weekends. You may even “score” a personal guided tour of the permanent collection and special exhibitions!

 

Sunday, September 20, noon to 4:00 p.m.

artsUP!

The Palmer Museum of Art joins the College of Arts and Architecture in celebrating the arts at Penn State during artsUP. For more details and events, please visit artsup.psu.edu.

Collaborative Sculpture on Palmer Museum of Art plaza
Noon­ to 4:00 p.m.
Work with friends old and new to DIY a giant sculpture.

Pose at the PAWS
Noon­ to 4:00 p.m.
Bring your smartphone or a camera and pose with our photogenic paw sculptures at the entrance of the Palmer.

Gallery Stops
Works of art in the permanent collection and special exhibitions are highlighted by Penn State scholars:

Mining the Store II: American Drawings and Watercolors from the Permanent Collection
Noon­ to 4:00 p.m.
Patrick McGrady, Charles V. Hallman Curator

You Have to See This: Abstract Art from the Permanent Collection
1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
Undergraduate and graduate students in art history

Fake Death Picture (The Death of Chatterton - Henry Wallis) by Yinka Shonibare, MBE
1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
William Dewey, associate professor of art history

Student Exhibition Preview and Reception: Archipenko: A Modern Legacy
2:30 to 4:00 p.m.
Alexandra Keiser, research curator, the Archipenko Foundation, will be available to talk with visitors in the exhibition.

 

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

Jazz@thePalmer

Arthur Goldstein Jazz Quartet

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 wpsu.org/jazzatthepalmer or contact Tamra Fatemi at 814-863-6635 or trf14@psu.edu.

Registration opens September 1, 2015.

The concerts are made possible, in part, by Tire Town, Fred and Judy Sears, and the Friends of the Palmer Museum of Art.

 

Friday, September 25, 12:10 p.m.

Gallery Talk: Mining the Store II

Patrick McGrady, Charles V. Hallman Curator

 

Friday, September 25, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 26, 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 on Friday and Saturday during regular museum hours on home football weekends. You may even “score” a personal guided tour of the permanent collection and special exhibitions!


OCTOBER

 

Friday, October 2, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Paper Views Exhibition: Ilyich’s Lamp: Early Soviet Photography

Curated by Craig Zabel, associate professor and head, Department 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, October 2, 1:00 p.m.

Paper Views Conversation: Ilyich’s Lamp: Early Soviet Photography

Craig Zabel, associate professor and head, Department of Art History

 

Friday, October 2, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 3, 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 on Friday and Saturday during regular museum hours on home football weekends. You may even “score” a personal guided tour of the permanent collection and special exhibitions!

 

Wednesday, October 7, 12:10 p.m.

The Art of Poetry

Steven Sherrill, associate professor of English and integrative arts, Penn State Altoona, and author of Joy, PA: A Novel.

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.

 

Thursday, October 8, 4:30 p.m.

Lecture: Archipenko’s Constructed Modernity

Maria Elena Versari, visiting professor of art, Carnegie Mellon University

At the end of the nineteenth century, sculpture became an experiential site in which a variety of scientific theories were combined and collapsed into a new attitude toward materiality and object making. This talk will address the role that Alexander Archipenko played in redefining the importance of matter and materials in artistic practice and highlight how his work helped establish a new canon of modernity in sculpture.

 

Friday, October 9, 12:10 p.m.

Gallery Talk: Archipenko: A Modern Legacy

Maria Elena Versari, visiting professor of art, Carnegie Mellon University

 

Friday, October 9, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 10, 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 on Friday and Saturday during regular museum hours on home football weekends. You may even “score” a personal guided tour of the permanent collection and special exhibitions!

 

Saturday, October 17, 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 hours of fun at the museum! Enjoy live music, gallery talks, hands-on activities, and ice cream with your friends and family.

In conjunction with Parents and Families Weekend at the University Park campus, College of Arts and Architecture faculty will greet students and their families at 11:00 a.m. on the Palmer Museum plaza. Beginning at 11:30 a.m., leadership of the college’s academic units will conduct small, informal group discussions about programs of study as they lead tours through the Arts District. For more information, please contact Linda Wheeland at 814-865-9523 or ljw2@psu.edu.

 

Wednesday, October 21, 12:10 p.m.

The Art of Music

FUSE Productions, directed by Richard Biever, producing artistic director

Richard Biever directs local performers in this FUSE season preview, featuring selections from A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Assassins, and My Fair Lady.

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.

 

Friday, October 23, 12:10 p.m.

Gallery Talk: You Have to See This: Abstract Art from the Permanent Collection

Theresa Cunningham, Karly Etz, and Keri Mongelluzzo, graduate students in art history

 

Thursday, October 29, 7:30 p.m.

Jazz@thePalmer

School of Music Student Jazz Group

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 wpsu.org/jazzatthepalmer or contact Tamra Fatemi at 814-863-6635 or trf14@psu.edu.

Registration opens October 1, 2015.

The concerts are made possible, in part, by Tire Town, Fred and Judy Sears, and the Friends of the Palmer Museum of Art.

 

Friday, October 30, 12:10 p.m.

Gallery Talk:Here and Queer: LGBT Artists in the Collection of the Palmer Museum of Art in celebration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of Penn State’s Commission on LGBT Equity

Dana Carlisle Kletchka, curator of education

 

Friday, October 30, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, 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 on Friday and Saturday during regular museum hours on home football weekends. You may even “score” a personal guided tour of the permanent collection and special exhibitions!

 

NOVEMBER

 

Wednesday, November 4, 12:10 p.m.

The Art of Poetry

Camille Yvette-Welsch, senior lecturer in English, book reviews editor for Literary Mama, and author of the chapbook Sleep.

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, November 6, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Paper Views Exhibition: Photography: Fact and Friction

Curated by Steven Rubin, associate professor of photography

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, November 6, 1:00 p.m.

Paper Views Conversation: Photography: Fact and Friction

Steven Rubin, associate professor of photography

 

Friday, November 13, 12:10 p.m.

Curator’s Choice Gallery Talk: Abstract Thinking: Esphyr Slobodkina and Ilya Bolotowsky

Joyce Robinson, curator

 

Wednesday, November 18, 12:10 p.m.

The Art of Music

String Quartets from the School of Music

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.

 

Friday, November 20, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 21, 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 on Friday and Saturday during regular museum hours on home football weekends. You may even “score” a personal guided tour of the permanent collection and special exhibitions!

 

DECEMBER

 

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 4:30 p.m.

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

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.

 

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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