Special Events

FALL 2014

 

OCTOBER

 

Wednesday, October 29, 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.

Tour and Panel Discussion: Boom/Bust Cycles of Extractive Industries in Pennsylvania

Tour of the exhibition with Dana Carlisle Kletchka, curator of education: 4:30 to 5:00 p.m.; panel discussion: 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Since the 1700s, Pennsylvania has been a major supplier of various forms of energy and resources. Coal, iron, timber, and now natural gas have literally fueled an economic boom in addition to generating controversy and concern over their impact on humans and the environment. Panelists will discuss historical and social aspects of extractive industries and offer perspectives that might shape our thinking and practices into the future.

Panelists include:

Michael Bérubé (moderator), director, Institute for the Arts and Humanities, and Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Literature

Sandra Barney, professor of history, Lock Haven University

Brian Black, professor of history and environmental studies, Penn State Altoona

Kathy Brasier, associate professor of rural sociology

William J. Doan, professor of theatre and women’s studies

Co-sponsored by the museum, Institute for the Arts and Humanities, and The Rock Ethics Institute.

 

Thursday, October 30, 7:00 p.m.
22 Deike Building

Marcellus Shale Film Series: Triple Divide (2013)
Public Herald Studios, 90 minutes

This documentary co-directed by Joshua Pribanic and Melissa Troutman looks at the controversial subject of fracking from multiple vantage points, with exclusive interviews from the industry, experts, and citizens impacted by shale gas development.

Presented in collaboration with the Earth and Mineral Sciences Museum and Art Gallery.

 

Friday, 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 Friday and Saturday on home football weekends. You may even "score" a personal guided tour of the galleries!

 

NOVEMBER

 

Saturday, November 1, 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 Friday and Saturday on home football weekends. You may even "score" a personal guided tour of the galleries!

 

Sunday, November 2, 1:00 p.m.
Palmer Lipcon Auditorium

Marcellus Shale Film Series: Triple Divide (2013)
Public Herald Studios, 90 minutes

This documentary co-directed by Joshua Pribanic and Melissa Troutman looks at the controversial subject of fracking from multiple vantage points, with exclusive interviews from the industry, experts, and citizens impacted by shale gas development.

Presented in collaboration with the Earth and Mineral Sciences Museum and Art Gallery.

 

Wednesday, November 5, 12:10 p.m.

The Art of Poetry: The Reformation

Katherine Bode-Lang, poet

Katherine Bode-Lang will read from her chapbook titled The Reformation, winner of the 2014 American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Prize.

 

Thursday, November 6, 7:00 p.m.
22 Deike Building

Marcellus Shale Film Series: Gas Rush Stories (2013)
Pittsburgh Filmmakers, 60 minutes

This series of short documentaries produced by independent filmmaker and journalist Kirsi Jansa explores how shale gas drilling is changing the lives of individual Pennsylvanians and impacting the development of renewable energy.

Presented in collaboration with the Earth and Mineral Sciences Museum and Art Gallery.

 

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

Marcellus Shale Gallery Conversation: Finding a Way Forward: Thoughts on How to Address Marcellus Shale Development-Related Conflicts

Lara B. Fowler, senior lecturer, Dickinson School of Law, and research fellow, Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment

 

Friday, November 7, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Paper Views Exhibition: Memories and Resonances: A Few of Our Favorite Things

Curated by Christine ('73 B.S., '75 M.S. Speech Pathology) and Benson Lichtig ('73 B.S. Community Development)

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. Open during regular museum hours.

 

Friday, November 7, 1:00 p.m.

Paper Views Conversation: Memories and Resonances: A Few of Our Favorite Things

Christine ('73 B.S., '75 M.S. Speech Pathology) and Benson Lichtig ('73 B.S. Community Development)

 

Sunday, November 9, 1:00 p.m.
Palmer Lipcon Auditorium

Marcellus Shale Film Series: Gas Rush Stories (2013)
Pittsburgh Filmmakers, 60 minutes

This series of short documentaries produced by independent filmmaker and journalist Kirsi Jansa explores how shale gas drilling is changing the lives of individual Pennsylvanians and impacting the development of renewable energy.

Presented in collaboration with the Earth and Mineral Sciences Museum and Art Gallery.

 

Thursday, November 13, 7:00 p.m.
22 Deike Building

Marcellus Shale Film Series: Split Estate (2009)
Red Rock Pictures, 76 minutes

This Emmy Award-winning film directed by Debra Anderson looks at the impact that fracking for natural gas and oil is having on “split estate” property owners in Colorado who do not own the rights to extract minerals under their own land.

Presented in collaboration with the Earth and Mineral Sciences Museum and Art Gallery.

 

Friday, November 14, 12:10 p.m.

Marcellus Shale Gallery Conversation: The Economic and Community Impacts of Natural Gas Development

Kathy Brasier, associate professor of rural sociology, and Timothy Kelsey, professor of agricultural economics and co-director, Penn State Center for Economic and Community Development

 

Friday, November 14, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 15, 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 Friday and Saturday on home football weekends. You may even "score" a personal guided tour of the galleries!

 

Sunday, November 16, 1:00 p.m.
Palmer Lipcon Auditorium

Marcellus Shale Film Series: Split Estate (2009)
Red Rock Pictures, 76 minutes

This Emmy Award-winning film directed by Debra Anderson looks at the impact that fracking for natural gas and oil is having on “split estate” property owners in Colorado who do not own the rights to extract minerals under their own land.

Presented in collaboration with the Earth and Mineral Sciences Museum and Art Gallery.

 

Tuesday, November 18, 4:30 p.m.

Lecture: Marcellus Shale Documentary Project

Nina Berman, photographer

Nina Berman is a documentary photographer and author, as well as an associate professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Her photographs and videos have been exhibited at more than 100 international venues, including the Whitney Biennial. In this lecture, she will present work showing the impact of gas drilling on the people and landscape of Pennsylvania as part of the Marcellus Shale Documentary Project

Co-sponsored by the museum and the Penn State School of Visual Arts John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Series.

 

Wednesday, November 19, 12:10 p.m.                 

The Art of Music: The Pennsylvania Quintet: Thirtieth Anniversary Season

Naomi Seidman, flute; Tim Hurtz, oboe; Daryl Durran, bassoon; Lisa Bontrager, horn; Anthony Costa, clarinet

Join us in the galleries for the tenth-anniversary 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.

 

Wednesday, November 19, 4:30 p.m. 

American Art Lecture Series Lecture: Modern Art, Racial Rhythms, and the Economy of Energy

Robin Veder, associate professor of humanities and art history/visual culture, Penn State Harrisburg, and resident scholar, Institute for the Arts and Humanities

In the 1920s and ‘30s, Katherine S. Dreier (co-founder of the Société Anonyme) and modern dancer Ted Shawn shared an aesthetic, spiritual, and social goal. They believed modern art and dance could help viewers evolve into a new “race.” This lecture comes from Robin Veder’s forthcoming book, in which she uses histories of physical exercise and experimental science to argue that energy-efficient body movement was as important to aesthetic modernism as it was to industrial modernity.

Co-sponsored by the museum and the Department of Art History.

 

Friday, November 28, Noon to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 29, 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 Friday and Saturday on home football weekends. You may even "score" a personal guided tour of the galleries!

 

DECEMBER

 

Friday, December 5, 12:10 p.m.

Marcellus Shale Gallery Conversation: Community, Landscape, and Gas: Energy in Pennsylvania’s Past, Present, and Future

Brian Orland, distinguished professor of landscape architecture, and Tim Murtha, associate professor of landscape architecture

 

Friday, December 5, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Paper Views Exhibition: Fascinating Rhythm: American Modernism

Curated by Robin Veder, associate professor of humanities and art history/visual culture, Penn State Harrisburg, and resident scholar, Institute for the Arts and Humanities

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. Open during regular museum hours.

 

Friday, December 5, 1:00 p.m.
 
Paper Views Conversation: Fascinating Rhythm: American Modernism

Robin Veder, associate professor of humanities and art history/visual culture, Penn State Harrisburg, and resident scholar, Institute for the Arts and Humanities

 

Saturday, December 6, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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

Featuring the 2014 commissioned ornament by Kat Oliva with additional works of art by other local artists.

Proceeds benefit the Palmer Museum of Art.

 

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

The Art of Music: Voices and Violins: State High Chamber Singers and Strings

Directed by Robert Drafall, director of choirs, and Jim Robinson, director of orchestra, State College Area High School

Join us in the galleries for the tenth-anniversary 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, December 12, 12:10 p.m.

Marcellus Shale Gallery Conversation: Across the Divide: Picturing Marcellus Shale

Steven Rubin, assistant professor of art

 

JANUARY

 

Wednesday, January 21, 12:10 p.m. 

The Art of Music: Camerata Amistad: Gira Hispánica

Brent Register, guitar; Diane Gold Toulson, flute; Cathy Herrera, flute

Join us in the galleries for the tenth-anniversary 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, January 23, 12:10 p.m.

Gallery Talk: Song of Myself

Joyce Robinson, curator

 

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

Paper Views Exhibition: Rethinking Nineteenth-Century Photographic Portraits

Curated by Nancy Locke, associate professor 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, January 30, 1:00 p.m.
 
Paper Views Conversation: Rethinking Nineteenth-Century Photographic Portraits

Nancy Locke, associate professor of art history

 

FEBRUARY

 

Wednesday, February 4, 12:10 p.m. 

The Art of Poetry: Malaria Poems

Cameron Conaway, 2014 Emerging Writer-in-Residence at Penn State Altoona

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.

Cameron Conaway is a poet who has been a mixed martial arts fighter, a Poet-in-Residence at the University of Arizona’s M.F.A. in creative writing program, and a 2014 United Nations Foundation Social Good Fellow.

He wrote the first full-length book of contemporary poetry about malaria’s impact, Malaria, Poems (2014), while serving as the Poet-in-Residence at the Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit in Thailand.

 

Friday, February 6, 12:10 p.m.
 
Gallery Talk: Francisco Goya: Los Caprichos

Patrick McGrady, Charles V. Hallman Curator   

 

Wednesday, February 18, 12:10 p.m. 

The Art of Music: A Spanish Song Recital

Jennifer Trost, mezzo-soprano; Amanda Silliker, mezzo-soprano; Richard Kennedy, tenor; Jonathan Gangi, guitar; Sue Haug and Svetlana Rodionova, piano

Join us in the galleries for the tenth-anniversary 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, February 20, 12:10 p.m.  

Gallery Talk: Hidden Mother

Joyce Robinson, curator

 

Friday, February 27, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  

Paper Views Exhibition: Space Invaders

Curated by Ann Tarantino, assistant professor of art and landscape architecture

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, February 27, 1:00 p.m.
 
Paper Views Conversation: Space Invaders

Ann Tarantino, assistant professor of art and landscape architecture

 

MARCH

 

Wednesday, March 4, 12:10 p.m. 

The Art of Poetry: Monster Magnificent: Writing the Odd Encounter

Jen Hirt, assistant professor of creative writing and English composition, Penn State Harrisburg

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.

Jen Hirt is a creative writer who specializes in creative nonfiction essays and book-length memoirs, as well as experimental nonfiction and prose poetry. Her first book, the memoir Under Glass: The Girl with a Thousand Christmas Trees, was published in 2010, and won an emerging writer prize. She regularly teaches introductory creative writing courses, as well as advanced courses in nonfiction, poetry, expository writing, and social science writing. She is the faculty advisor to From the Fallout Shelter, a literary arts magazine, and she is active in the honors program and the graduate communications program.

 

Friday, March 6, 12:10 p.m.  

Gallery Talk: Song of Myself

Dana Carlisle Kletchka, curator of education

 

Wednesday, March 18, 12:10 p.m. 

The Art of Music: High Jinks with the Hi-Lo’s

Directed by Christopher Kiver, director of choral activities

Join us in the galleries for the tenth-anniversary 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, March 20, 12:10 p.m.  

Perspectives Unbound Gallery Talk

Michael Burroughs, assistant director, Rock Ethics Institute and senior lecturer of Philosophy

 

Friday, March 27, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  

Paper Views Exhibition

Curated by Andrew Schulz, associate dean for research, College of Arts and Architecture

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, March 27, 1:00 p.m.
 
Paper Views Conversation

Andrew Schulz, associate dean for research, College of Arts and Architecture

 

APRIL

 

Wednesday, April 1, 12:10 p.m. 

The Art of Poetry: The Stick Soldiers: Veteran Poetry on War

Hugh Martin, poet and Emerging Writer Lecturer at Gettysburg College

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.

Originally from northeast Ohio, poet Hugh Martin spent six years in the National Guard and was deployed to Iraq in 2004. His publications include the chapbook So How Was the War? (2010) and a full-length collection titled The Stick Soldiers (2013) in addition to poems in the journals Crazyhorse, Kenyon Review, American Poetry Review, and New Republic. He is the recipient of a Wallace Stegner Fellowship and the Walter E. Dakin Fellowship from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference and is the inaugural winner of the Jeff Sharlet Memorial Award from the Iowa Review.

 

Thursday, April 2, 4:30 p.m.

Lecture: Hidden Mother

Laura Larson, associate professor of art, Ohio University, and curator of the Hidden Mother exhibition, will discuss the nineteenth-century photographic phenomenon of the “hidden mother.” Larson will contextualize this historic phenomenon by discussing timeless concerns of motherhood, which she began to experience firsthand as she concurrently curated this exhibition and adopted her daughter.

 

Friday, April 3, 12:10 p.m.  

Gallery Talk: Hidden Mother

Dana Carlisle Kletchka, curator of education

 

Friday, April 10, 12:10 p.m.  

Gallery Talk: Francisco Goya: Los Caprichos

Andrew Schulz, associate dean of research, College of Arts and Architecture

 

Wednesday, April 15, 12:10 p.m. 

The Art of Music: Horns a Plenty

Lisa Bontrager, horn, and the Penn State Horn Ensemble

Join us in the galleries for the tenth-anniversary 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, 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

 

MAY

 

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

Friends of the Palmer Museum of Art Gala 2015
An Edwardian 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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