Palmer Museum of Art to celebrate Arts and Humanities Month throughout October

September 27, 2016

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State invites students, faculty, staff, and the public to celebrate Arts and Humanities Month at the museum this year. Galleries will be open until 9 p.m. on Thursday evenings throughout October and special programming will offer visitors a memorable experience.

2016 Arts and Humanities Month programming will feature:

"Acting Out!"

7:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6

Student actors in the inaugural bachelor of fine arts acting class from the School of Theatre will engage in theatrical dialogues with works of art in the galleries.

"Date Night"

7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13 

Start your weekend early — bring your sweetheart to the museum and enjoy the galleries together. Chocolates and other sweets will be served in the lobby.

Student Opening for "Expanded Practice"

5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20

Enjoy a cookie, conversation, and recent work from your favorite School of Visual Arts professors at this reception for the "Expanded Practice" exhibition.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Palmer Museum of Art.

Jazz@thePalmer: "School of Music Student Jazz Group"

7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27

WPSU and the Palmer Museum of Art are once again partnering to present a series of free jazz concerts. Seating is limited and tickets are required. For ticket information, visit wpsu.org/jazzatthepalmer or contact Tamra Fatemi at 814-863-6635 or trf14@psu.edu.

The concerts are made possible, in part, by Fred and Judy Sears and the Friends of the Palmer Museum of Art.

Exhibitions on view at the Palmer Museum of Art this fall are "Recent Acquisitions: Gifford Beal in Rockport" from Aug. 23 through Dec. 18; "The Gentle Satire of Adolf Dehn" from Aug. 30 through Dec. 18; and "Expanded Practice" from Oct. 18 through Dec. 11.

The Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State is located on Curtin Road and admission is free. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. The museum is closed Mondays and some holidays. Extended hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, 13, 20 and 27. Reduced hours: noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, through Sunday, Nov. 27, and Saturday, Dec. 17, through Thursday, Dec. 22. The museum will be closed Thursday, Nov. 24; Friday, Nov. 25; and Friday, Dec. 23, through Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017.

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    The Palmer Museum of Art will celebrate Arts and Humanities Month throughout October with special programs and extended hours on Thursday evenings.

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Last Updated September 27, 2016