Pennsylvania Scenery: Early Landscape Prints from the Tavern Collection

January 31 - May 1, 2021

Pennsylvania’s natural beauty figured prominently in early nineteenth-century literary journals and publications celebrating the American landscape. This exhibition will feature a selection of picturesque highlights from the “Tavern Collection” of Pennsylvania prints amassed by John C. O’Connor and Ralph M. Yeager. The prints were originally collected as decorations for their popular downtown State College restaurant, the Tavern, and gifted to the Palmer Museum nearly thirty-five years ago.


Pennsylvania Scenery is organized as a virtual exhibition by the Palmer Museum of Art.