Penn State alumni Arnold, 1957, and Bette, 1958, Hoffman have a history of making transformative gifts to the University. Along with student scholarships, endowed faculty positions, and support for a variety of University initiatives, the Hoffmans have recently gifted a significant number of works from their impressive collection of contemporary studio glass to the Palmer Museum of Art.
Palmer Museum of Art
Palmer Museum of Art
The Friends of the Palmer Museum of Art will host the museum’s annual gala and auction from 6:30 p.m. to midnight May 19 at The Nittany Lion Inn. This year’s theme, “Kaleidoscope of Glass: A Splash of Color,” was inspired by the remarkable studio glass exhibition on view at the museum.
The Palmer Museum of Art will present a new exhibition titled "Morris Blackburn: Prints and Paintings in Process" from Jan. 17 through April 30. The majority of the drawings, prints, and paintings in the exhibition demonstrate the influence that printmaker Stanley William Hayter had on Blackburn’s creative process.
The Palmer Museum of Art invites museumgoers to surround themselves in visual and verbal imagery at the museum while Penn State poets, storytellers, and other literary friends read their latest work in a feast for the eyes and ears in "The Art of Poetry" spring series.
The Palmer Museum of Art will present a new exhibition titled "Eva Watson-Schütze: Pictorialist Portraits" from Jan. 10 through April 30. Photographer Eva Watson-Schütze is best known for her affiliation with the Photo-Secession, the organization of elite Pictorial photographers founded by Alfred Stieglitz in 1902 and dedicated to the recognition of photography as a fine art.
The Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State is continuing its popular series of one-day exhibitions highlighting works on paper from the museum’s permanent collection. Open to the public, the works in the "Paper Views" series will be on display in the Drs. Albert and Lorraine Kligman Print and Drawing Study Room, located on the museum’s second floor. The public is also invited to participate in conversations about the individual exhibits scheduled for Jan. 27, Feb. 24, March 31 and April 28.
"A Kaleidoscope of Color: Studio Glass at the Palmer," a new exhibition on view Jan. 31 to April 30 at the Palmer Museum of Art, highlights newly acquired works from the remarkable studio glass collection of Bette (Class of 1958) and Arnold Hoffman (1957). Recent gifts will also be featured, as well as a selection of pieces from private collections.
The John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Series sponsors an outstanding program of visiting artists and scholars who lecture, give master classes and workshops, and critique student work throughout the academic year. Beginning in March, the spring 2017 schedule will feature public lectures by four exceptional artists: Dahn Hiuni, Sharon Louden, Mike Andrews and Erik Parker.
The Palmer Museum of Art and The Arboretum at Penn State have received a $30,000 Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to help support the creation and installation of outdoor sculptures at the Arboretum, June-Oct. 2018. The commissioning project will take place in conjunction with a Palmer Museum of Art exhibition, "Plastic Entanglements: Ecology, Aesthetics, Materials," which will be on display in spring 2018.
The Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State invites families and friends with young children to gather at 11 a.m. on Saturday mornings for "Stories for Little Eyes and Ears," a story and discussion focusing on a work of art in the museum’s permanent collection.
This semester, the Palmer Museum of Art will present the 12th season of “The Art of Music,” its popular music series featuring performers from the Penn State School of Music and the community. The entire community is invited to enjoy beautiful chamber music and virtuosic solo performances in the inspiring setting of the galleries. Admission is free, but seating is limited.
The Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State invites everyone to stop by the museum on Sundays this semester to spend an afternoon in the galleries with a docent-guided tour. Tours begin at 2 p.m. in the Christoffers Lobby and will last approximately 45 minutes. Each tour will be unique and led by a different docent, focusing on an area of their particular interest.
The Palmer Museum of Art and Museum Store will be closed May 1–Sept. 4 for maintenance work that will improve the facility’s water treatment equipment, including the heating hot water system that controls relative humidity in the museum.
The Commission on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Equity (CLGBTQE) inaugurated this academic year its University-wide "Commission Reads" programming, with activities that are free and open to the public.
The Friends of the Palmer Museum of Art will host their annual Holiday Art and Ornament Sale fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Palmer Museum of Art on the University Park campus of Penn State.