The Palmer Museum of Art
Christine Metrick and Sierra Deitz
More about the Paws
The Loin‟s Paw Senior Society and Loin‟s
Paw Alumni Association gave the Paws
sculpture to the Palmer Museum of Art
Designed and created by Paul Bowden
Installed in July 1993
Northern part of campus on Curtin Rd
Next to forum, across from weaver
Close to the library
American Block and Burin
Wood engravings from the permanent collection
Stays for a semester
Harold L. and Edythe B. Tonkin Gallery
Asian and African Art
Up the stairs
Peacock Blue and
Yellow Seaform Set
with Yellow Lip
Wraps (1995) blown
glass. Dale Chihuly
open from Sept. 10 thru Dec. 15
Joyce Robinson, curator, will give a gallery talk
titled "Uncanny Congruencies" at 12:10 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 20
Micaela Amateau Amato, professor emerita of art
and women‟s studies, will give a gallery talk titled
"Uncanny Congruencies" at 12:10 p.m. Friday, Oct.
Tim Roda, artist, will present an "Uncanny" lecture
at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29.
Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Palmer
Museum of Art and the School of Visual Arts John
M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Series.
Graeme Sullivan, director, Penn State School of
Visual Arts, will give a gallery talk titled "Uncanny
Congruencies" at 12:10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8
Being presented as part of the 15th
anniversary of the College of Arts
and Architecture at Penn State
Flower Girls and Mountain Men: Postwar
Prints in the Crosscurrents of Japanese
Oct. 14 at 4:30
Between Gesture and the Void
Sept. 18 at 4:30
• The New (Old?) Woman in Eugene
Grasset‟s Encre L Marquet (1892)
• Nov. 15 at 12:10
• Recent Acquisitions
• Nov. 22 at 12:10
• American Block and Burin: Wood
Engravings from the Permanent
• Sept. 27 at 12:10
• Uncanny Congruencies
• Sept. 20 at 12:10
• Oct. 25 at 12:10
• Nov. 8 at 12:10
designed by Charles W. Moore with
Arbonies King Vlock.
It was originally opened in 1972 and was
named to honor James and Barbara Palmer
for their gift to support the museum.
Renovation on Sept. 15, 1988 was paid for
mostly by the generous donations of the
Palmers of $3.5 million worth of stock in C-
COR Electronics Inc., $2 million of which they
earmarked for the museum project.
In 1993 it reopened after a year of major
expansion and renovations.
Who thinks it’s great?
“Art and artifact have a special capacity
to teach about the world” -Joab Thomas,
president of the Pennsylvania State
„The new museum, itself a work of art,
entices students, scholars and the public
to discover and learn from the treasues
within.” -Joab Thomas, president of the
Pennsylvania State University
“It will certainly put Penn State on the
map in the art world.” –Neil Partfield,
dean of the College of Arts and
Why should you visit?
The museum has very diverse exhibits and
it‟s good for people to open up their
minds to a new way of thinking.
some of the exhibits are constantly
changing so you could visit multiple times
and it would still be as exciting as the first
When should I visit?
Tuesday thru Saturday: 10am- 4:30 pm
Closed Mondays and some holidays
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“The Palmer Reopens” A special section
of the Centre Daily Times. Sept. 5, 1995.