First Thursday State College continues Dec. 4

November 17, 2008

First Thursday State College will continue its celebration of the arts on Dec. 4, with exhibits, performances, and activities at locations in downtown State College and the Penn State campus. Participating venues will be marked by sidewalk posters.

After December, First Thursday State College will be on hiatus for the next few months, as it undergoes a reorganization.

Events for December include:
Penn State University Libraries

8 a.m.–10 p.m., Exhibit: "The Lion's Roar: Penn State Spirit," featuring the Nittany Lion mascot, and school spirit. A bookmark series with same title was distributed free-of-charge at all Penn State library locations, one of seven bookmarks before each Penn State home football game. Full, uncut collector's sheets can be obtained with a donation by calling, (814) 865-2258. Pattee Library, main exhibit hall.

8 a.m.–10 p.m., Exhibit: "Ambrotypes from the B. and H. Henisch Photo-History Collection," featuring a 19th-century process called the ambrotype, a viable form of photography for about 20 years. The B. and H. Henisch Photo-History Collection Exhibition Room, 201 A Pattee Library.

8 a.m.–10 p.m., Exhibit: ""The Culture of Ornament and Decoration," The Diversity Studies Room, 109 Pattee Library.

8 a.m.–6:30 p.m., Exhibit: "Union Made-Labor's Cultural Production," featuring labor iconography, material culture, and expressions of the working-class experience culled from the collections of Historical Collections and Labor Archives. The Eberly Family Special Collections Library, 104 Paterno Library.

Palmer Museum

7 p.m.: Lecture: The Ashcan School and early 20th century Realist Cinema by Kevin Hagopian, senior lecturer in media studies. This interactive lecture highlights the relationships between artists of the Ashcan School, known for depicting gritty urban scenes, and early 20th century realist cinema, such as Charles Sheeler's short expressive film Manhatta (1921). Co-sponsored by the Palmer Museum of Art and Penn State's Institute for the Arts and Humanities.

All events are free and open to the public. For an up-to-date and complete listing of First Thursday events for December, check the Web page at:

(Media Contacts)

Last Updated March 19, 2009