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Palmer Museum of Art

Curtin Road, University Park, State College, PA 16802
+1 814-865-7672
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Small but mighty

Took a chance and went to the museum, very diverse collection, something for everyone. Loved the... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2016
heattvc15
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Ottawa Ontario Canada
Quality Art Museum

When you ascend the steps and enter the Palmer museum of art, you no longer feel like you are on a... read more

Reviewed 23 March 2016
elisa h
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state college
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  • Average8%
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“second floor” (5 reviews)
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Curtin Road, University Park, State College, PA 16802
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

Took a chance and went to the museum, very diverse collection, something for everyone. Loved the print exhibit!

Thank heattvc15
Reviewed 23 March 2016

When you ascend the steps and enter the Palmer museum of art, you no longer feel like you are on a college campus. This is a serious museum, beautiful, well laid-out, with a variety of types of exhibits. The gift shop is small, fabulous, and...More

Thank elisa h
Reviewed 17 March 2016

An eclectic collection of fabulous are from coins to fabrics. A must see! Self tours, no admission fee, though one can donate.

Thank sallyw547
Reviewed 7 March 2016

Palmer has a wonderful eclectic collection of art - period; modern; unique. I am admittedly no expert - but it's laid out in separate sections with just enough information about the artist; period; materials etc. It's easy to drive by - but a place on...More

Thank Sirpicky
Reviewed 23 February 2016

We finally stopped in to the Palmer Museum during THON weekend. Parking is the nearby lot is convenient and allowed on Saturday/Sunday. We had passed by a few times when visiting my daughter and due to time constraints did not get a chance to go...More

Thank Dante81
Reviewed 17 January 2016

Curated w/ love & attention, with the smartest most dedicated group of docents. Always worth an explore or even just a quiet retreat into thermostatically controlled & quiet environment. Most amazing is that it's FREE!! But, try and leave a donation, it's worth your support.

Thank michele c
Reviewed 4 December 2015

The first two times I visited the Palmer Museum of Art was with family/friend. I later went by myself and was able to explore and spend as much time as I liked, observing what appealed to me. The docent was very helpful. She asked a...More

1  Thank Stephanie C
Reviewed 15 October 2015

This is a great little museum on the Penn State campus that has an impressive array of art from different eras. The admission is free so a great place to visit more than once!

Thank YogaGal1
Reviewed 9 September 2015

Attached to the older museum, which had limited gallery space, the Palmer, named for its major donors, contains valuable collections of pottery from Asia and the Americas, along with a collection of American art & pieces from other areas of the world. There are also...More

Thank rxl2
Reviewed 14 August 2015

A fun little museum in the heart of Penn State Univ. Went for the special exhibition on studio glass art and was not disappointed. The collection included multiple pieces by Harvey Littleton, Dale Chihuly, and Lino Tagliapietra among others. The permeant collection includes a good...More

1  Thank Richard J
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