Special Events

SUMMER 2015 


JULY


Wednesday, July 8, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Old Main lawn

CHILDREN AND YOUTH DAY
Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts™

The Palmer Museum of Art joins other educational and civic organizations from the central Pennsylvania region in providing creative activities for children and youth on the Old Main lawn. Stop by to create a brilliant sun catcher made from jewel-colored shapes and transparent contact paper and then visit the Luminous Allure: Studio Glass from the Collection of Audrey and Norbert Gaelen exhibition at the Palmer Museum of Art!

 

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

Gallery Talk: Luminous Allure: Studio Glass from the Collection of Audrey and Norbert Gaelen 

Joyce Robinson, curator

 

Saturday, July 11, 10:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Workshop for Children: Piece it Together: Glass Tiles

MinSoo Kim-Bossard, art educator

Discuss the infinite variety of colors and patterns on the glass vessels in the Luminous Allure: Studio Glass from the Collection of Audrey and Norbert Gaelen exhibition and then design and create your very own tile with multicolored glass mosaic pieces. Recommended for children ages 6–10.

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!

 

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

Gallery Talk: Summer is for Learning: Focus on the Collection

Sue Uhlig, Pincus Family Foundation Endowment intern

 

Saturday, July 18, 10:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Workshop for Children: Spectacular Hues

Sarah Daiker, graduate student in art history

Explore variation in color and pattern in the exhibition Luminous Allure: Studio Glass from the Collection of Audrey and Norbert Gaelen and then engage in a variety of color-based explorations, including tissue paper stars, blown bubble prints, and color-resist compositions made with crayons and watercolor. Recommended for children 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!

 

Saturday, July 18, noon to 3:00 p.m.

Workshop for Adults: Making Impressions: Scenes of the Natural World

Robin Gibson, associate professor of art and printmaker

View the Flora and Fauna exhibition with an eye toward print processes as well as subject matter, then join printmaker Robin Gibson, who will guide you through the making of a cyanotype photogram, a non-silver photographic technique. Participants are encouraged to bring in small specimens of plants, flowers, or even weeds, which will be used to create white silhouettes in the blue field of a cyanotype. There will also be opportunities for hand drawing—please consider bringing in source images of some of your favorite plants and flowers to add to the composition.

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, July 23, 7:30 p.m.

Jazz@thePalmer

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.

Jazz@thePalmer is sponsored by JazzPA, the Penn State Bookstore, and the Friends of the Palmer Museum of Art.

 

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

Gallery Talk: Summer is for Learning: Focus on the Collection

Theresa Cunningham, Silver Trout Curatorial Graduate intern

 

Saturday, July 25, 10:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Workshop for Children: Prints from Nature

Sue Uhlig, art educator and doctoral student in art education

Explore the textures, patterns, and colors of nature by viewing the Flora and Fauna exhibition and then engaging in simple printmaking processes such as leaf printing, surface rubbings, and hammered flower prints. Recommended for children ages 4–6.

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!

 

Saturday, July 25, noon to 2:00 p.m.

Workshop for Adults: The Art and Science of Glassblowing

Glassblowing Shop, Department of Chemistry

View Luminous Allure: Studio Glass from the Collection of Audrey and Norbert Gaelen at the Palmer Museum of Art and then travel to the Glassblowing Shop in the Department of Chemistry in the Eberly College of Science to learn more about the chemical properties and processes inherent in the creation of glass forms.

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!

 

Friday, July 31, 12:10 p.m.

Gallery Talk: Summer is for Learning: Focus on the Collection

Keri Mongelluzzo, Annie Gooding Sykes intern


AUGUST

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

Gallery Talk: Summer is for Learning: Focus on the Collection

Karly Etz, Silver Trout Curatorial Graduate intern

 

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

Jazz@thePalmer

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.

Jazz@thePalmer is sponsored by JazzPA, the Penn State Bookstore, and the Friends of the Palmer Museum of Art.

 

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.

 

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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