Special Events





Friday, April 17, 4:30 to 9:00 p.m. 

Arts Crawl

The annual Arts Crawl features activities, displays, and demonstrations by burgeoning student artists as well as musical entertainment and refreshments offered throughout the art and studio buildings at Penn State. This year, students in the art education and studio programs of the Penn State School of Visual Arts will be welcoming visitors to participate in gallery-based projects at the Palmer, in addition to musical groups, experimental films, and information booths hosted on site.

Presented by Students Organizing the Multiple Arts (SOMA) and students from Penn State’s School of Visual Arts.


Friday, April 24, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  

Paper Views Exhibition: Not-so-Hidden Mothers ... and Children

Curated by Joyce Robinson, 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, April 24, 1:00 p.m.  

Paper Views Conversation: Not-so-Hidden Mothers ... and Children

Curated by Joyce Robinson, curator




Friday, May 15, 6:30 p.m. to midnight

Friends of the Palmer Museum of Art Gala 2015
An English Manor Ball: A Reflection Back to the Elegant 1920s

The Nittany Lion Inn Ballroom

• 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:

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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