"Mining the Store II" opens Aug. 25 at the Palmer Museum of Art

August 21, 2015

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Palmer Museum of Art will present a new exhibition, "Mining the Store II: American Drawings and Watercolors from the Permanent Collection," from Aug. 25 through Dec. 13, 2015.

In a reprise of the idea behind last summer’s "Mining the Store" exhibition, the Palmer Museum of Art offers a selection of drawings and watercolors by American artists that, mostly because of their paper support, have not been on public view for quite some time.

Some of the sheets, such as Earl Horter’s Cézanne-inspired view of a New England home, or a mid-1930s sketch of guerilla fighters by Chicago socialist Mitchell Siporin, contain imagery that likely will not astonish inveterate museumgoers. On the other hand, visitors may be surprised to discover that prior to establishing his position within the Fourteenth Street School, Reginald Marsh regularly drew images for The New Yorker, among them a dramatic review of Lon Chaney in the film "The Phantom of the Opera," or that, in addition to supplying his legendary caricatures for The New York Review of Books, David Levine painted a series of delicate studies featuring laborers in the garment industry. Other works in the exhibition include a proto-Cubist drawing by Marguerite Zorach, an early watercolor by Philadelphia realist Martha Mayer Erlebacher, and a study of the Pont Neuf in Paris by American expatriate Frank Myers Boggs.

Patrick McGrady, the Charles V. Hallman Curator at the Palmer Museum of Art, will lead a gallery talk titled "Mining the Store II" on Friday, Sept. 25 at 12:10 p.m. in the exhibition gallery.

Also on view at the Palmer Museum of Art this fall are "You Have to See This: Abstract Art from the Permanent Collection," which runs Sept. 1 through Dec. 6, and "Archipenko: A Modern Legacy," whih runs Sept. 22 through Dec. 13. "Archipenko: A Modern Legacy" was organized by International Arts & Artists of Washington, D.C., in collaboration with the Archipenko Foundation.

The Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State is located on Curtin Road and admission is free. Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. The museum is closed Mondays and some holidays. Reduced hours: Saturday, Nov. 21 through Sunday, Nov. 29, noon to 4 p.m.; and Tuesday, Jan. 5 through Sunday, Jan. 10, noon to 4 p.m. The museum is closed Thursday, Nov. 26; Friday, Nov. 27; and Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015, through Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016.

The Palmer Museum of Art receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

  • Palmer Museum of Art, 77.28.

    Earl Horter, "The Sea Captain's House," 1932, graphite. Gift of Mrs. Earl Horter, 77.28.

    IMAGE: Penn State
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    Mitchell Siporin, "The Partisans," c. 1935, pen and ink. Gift of Mrs. Mitchell Siporin, 93.1.

    IMAGE: Penn State
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    Reginald Marsh, "Lon Chaney in “The Phantom of the Opera,”" 1925, crayon with gouache. Gift of Mrs. Louis F. Peck, 74.5.

    IMAGE: Penn State
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Last Updated August 21, 2015