Palmer Museum welcomes membership and development associate Amber Krieg

September 18, 2018

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — This month, after a national search, the Palmer Museum of Art welcomed Amber Krieg into the new role of associate director of museum membership and donor relations. Krieg began her duties on Sept. 17.

At the Palmer, Krieg’s main objective will be to grow and expand the museum's membership program, which is known as the Friends of the Palmer Museum of Art. She will cultivate, organize and manage membership and member events, including the annual gala, as well as work closely with existing donors and constituents. Her appointment comes at a vital time, as the University and museum refocus their strategic mission on strengthening and expanding the arts at Penn State, and positioning the Palmer as a vital resource for faculty, staff and students, as well as in the broader community and region.

“We are thrilled to welcome Amber to the Palmer Museum of Art,” stated Erin Coe, director of the museum. “Amber joins us at an exciting time in our institutional growth and her experience, expertise, and enthusiasm will help carry the museum to new levels of achievement and impact.”

“I am truly honored to join such a strong team already in place at the Palmer,” said Krieg. “I am most eager to partner with our staff and volunteers to strengthen our donor engagement strategies and to advance the museum's vision, mission and service to the Penn State community.”

“I look forward to helping to promote the museum and raise its visibility University-wide, state-wide and nationally,” she added.

Krieg brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the Palmer from her 20 years in development at Penn State. Most recently, she served for eight years as the director of development for the Penn State Alumni Association (PSAA). At the PSAA, she was responsible for creating, developing and launching a comprehensive fundraising strategy for their major gifts program, which, during her tenure, led to more than tripling the organization’s endowments and doubling the affiliate group’s endowments from $5 million in 2010 to almost $11 million in 2017.

Krieg has a son who lives in State College and owns a strength-training gym, and a daughter who lives in Portland, Oregon and is a barber.

About the Palmer

The Palmer Museum of Art on the Penn State University Park campus is a free-admission arts resource for the University and surrounding communities in central Pennsylvania. With a collection of 9,000 objects representing and spanning a variety of cultures and centuries of art, the Palmer is the largest art museum between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. Areas of strength include the museum’s collection of American art from the late 18th century to the present; Old Master paintings; prints and photography; ceramics and studio glass; and a growing collection of modern and contemporary art. The museum presents 10 exhibitions each year and — with 11 galleries, a print-study room, a 150-seat auditorium and an outdoor sculpture garden — is the leading cultural resource for the region.

Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.; and Third Thursdays from 6 to 9 p.m. The museum is closed Mondays and some holidays.

The Palmer receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

For more information on the Palmer Museum of Art or for the calendar of upcoming events, visit

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Last Updated September 27, 2018