Special Events





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

The Art of Poetry: Tiger Heron: New Poems

Robin Becker, professor of English and women’s studies and 2010–11 Penn State laureate

Robin Becker’s new collection of poems, Tiger Heron, will appear in the University of Pittsburgh Press Poetry Series in spring 2014. Her previous collections include Domain of Perfect Affection (2006), The Horse Fair (2000), All-American Girl (1996), and Giacometti's Dog (1990.) Becker is a frequent contributor to the American Poetry Review and has had recent work featured on the Academy of American Poets Poem-A-Day site as well as on Poetry Daily.


Friday, April 11, 12:10 p.m.

Judy Chicago Gallery Conversation: Judy Chicago and the Promise of Utopia

Jennifer Wagner-Lawlor, associate professor of English and women's studies


Friday, April 11, 4:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Arts Crawl

The Palmer will be open for Arts Crawl, an evening open house for students, faculty, and community members! Guided tours, displays of student work, hands-on demonstrations, music by local bands, free food, dance, and performances will occur until 11:00 p.m. at most locations across the College of Arts and Architecture.

Presented by the Students Organizing the Multiple Arts (SOMA) and the Visual Arts Student Alliance (VASA).


Wednesday, April 16, 12:10 p.m.

The Art of Music: Sweet Lovers Love the Spring

The Orpheus Singers, directed by Christopher Kiver, director of choral activities


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

Judy Chicago Gallery Conversation: The Conversation Around the Table: Feminist Art and the Transnational

Gabeba Baderoon, assistant professor of women’s studies and African and African American studies


Friday, April 25, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Paper Views: Judy Chicago Views

Curated by Judy Chicago, artist, and Karen Keifer-Boyd, professor of art education and women’s studies


Friday, April 25, 1:00 p.m.

Paper Views Conversation: Judy Chicago Views

Karen Keifer-Boyd, professor of art education and women’s studies




Friday, May 16, 2014, 6:30 p.m. to midnight

Friends of the Palmer Museum of Art Gala 2014: The Black and White Masquerade Ball

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, call 814-863-9182.



The Judy Chicago events are co-sponsored by the Friends of the Palmer Museum of Art, Penn State School of Visual Arts, the Institute for Arts and Humanities, College of Arts and Architecture Office of Research, The Eberly Family Special Collections Library in the University Libraries, Penn State School of Visual Arts John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Series, HUB-Robeson Galleries, Women’s Studies Program, Department of Art History, Through the Flower, and National Art Education Association Women’s Caucus.


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. All lectures are held in the Palmer Lipcon Auditorium unless an alternative location is listed. Doors open fifteen minutes before programs begin unless otherwise noted. 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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