Palmer Museum of Art

Penn State’s Palmer Museum of Art was expanded in the 1990s with a major addition designed by the noted Post-Modern architect Charles W. Moore with Arbonies King Vlock. The museum has a growing permanent collection in Western and Asian art, with particularly strong holdings in Baroque, American, and Contemporary art. It also features a regular program of changing exhibitions and a Print Study Room that is often used by art history classes. The museum’s director and curators all hold affiliate faculty status in the Department of Art History. Every spring, the staff of the Palmer teach a museum studies course in our department. Moreover, every semester, one of the curators teaches an art history course in the department. The Palmer Museum has two graduate assistantships that are routinely filled by graduate students in art history. The Department of Art History also has placed one of its graduate assistantships in the Palmer. Graduate students in art history occasionally have the opportunity to help prepare exhibitions and catalogues for the Palmer, and are often hired by the museum to give gallery talks to the public.  Summer internships are also available in the Palmer.

 

Palmer Museum of Art