Palmer Museum of Art at The Pennsylvania State University

Special exhibitions and permanent collection featuring paintings, sculpture, works on paper and ceramics from America, Europe, Asia and Peru from ancient times to the 21st century.

The Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State is the largest art museum collection between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia and the most significant academic art museum in the state of Pennsylvania. A key element of Penn State’s land-grant mission of teaching, research, and public service, the Museum is a vital and accessible cultural resource for Penn State’s students, faculty, and scholars, as well as for all visitors to and from the entire central Pennsylvania region. Through its world-class objects, programs, and outreach, the Museum is a welcoming, inclusive, and vibrant forum for authentic arts experiences and cultivates meaningful dialogue about today’s most potent ideas and pressing concerns. The free-admission Museum, which has strong and longstanding connections with the wider local community, celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2022 and opens its new location at the Arboretum in spring 2024.

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.

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The Palmer Museum of Art is temporarily closed to the public as it transitions to the new Palmer Museum at the Arboretum, which is slated to open in spring 2024.

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