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Palmer Museum Virtual Gallery Talks: Women in Art: Activism + Resistance

Friday, July 10, 2020 - 12:10pm

Chelsea Borgman, graduate assistant in art education and women’s, gender and sexuality studies will discuss the year 2020 marks the centennial of the passage of the 19th amendment, guaranteeing women’s constitutional right to vote. Join us to celebrate this milestone and discover amazing women artists in the Palmer’s collection.

Join the Palmer Museum of Art on Friday afternoons at 12:10 p.m. for enlightening talks on selected works from the permanent collection. Talks will take place via Zoom. See individual listings for web links. If you have questions about these scheduled talks, email Brandi Breslin, museum educator, at

About the Palmer Museum of Art

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 9,600 objects representing a variety of cultures and spanning 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, the Palmer Museum of Art is the leading cultural resource for the region.

Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and  noon to 4 p.m. on Sundays. The museum is closed Mondays and some holidays and is temporarily closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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, and from the Happy Valley Adventure Bureau.

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

About the new University Art Museum at Penn State

Penn State and the Palmer Museum of Art are planning to construct a new University Art Museum located in The Arboretum at Penn State. With nearly twice the exhibition space of the Palmer, new classroom spaces and a teaching gallery, flexible event spaces, and on-site parking, this building would dramatically enhance the museum’s capacity to offer educational and enrichment opportunities for visitors of all ages. It would be integrated with the Arboretum, inspiring collaboration and creating a unique nexus of art, architecture and natural beauty. And like the Palmer Museum of Art before it, it will depend upon visionary philanthropy from the Penn State community. Learn more at