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Palmer Museum of Art Announces Fall 2016 Docent Tours

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Docent tour

The Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State invites everyone to stop by the museum on Sundays this semester to spend an afternoon in the galleries with a docent-guided tour. Tours begin at 2:00 p.m. in the Christoffers Lobby and will last approximately forty-five minutes. Each tour will be unique and led by a different docent, focusing on an area of their particular interest. Light refreshments will be served before and afterward and all ages are welcome.

Greek and Roman Mythology with Dotty Ford: Sunday, September 11        

The Men of the Palmer with Lauren Grego: Sunday, September 18           

Saints Alive! with Mary Jo Everhart: Sunday, September 25           

Artists Who Didn’t Fit In . . . with Gail Gilchrest: Sunday, October 2

Mary, Mary . . . with Katherine Oh Yeaple and Joanne Bennett: Sunday, October 9

Chinese Ceramics with Ann Hettmansperger: Sunday, October 16

Hello Palmer! (A tour for families and children) with Laura Barthmaier: Sunday, October 23

A Glimpse of the Gilded Age with Mary Ellen Litzinger: Sunday, October 30               

New York, New York! with Sally Kalin: Sunday, November 6

Transformed in Fire: Ceramics and Cultures of Peru with Susan Hirth: Sunday, November 13           

Side by Side: A Comparison of Two American Paintings with Karen Lintner: Sunday, November 20           

Pastels and More with Susan McCartney: Sunday, December 4  

Architectural Features in Paintings with Vinnie Scanlon: Sunday, December 11

African-American Artists in the Palmer Museum of Art with Maureen Moses: Sunday, December 18


Exhibitions on view at the Palmer Museum of Art this fall are Recent Acquisitions: Gifford Beal in Rockport, August 23 through December 18; The Gentle Satire of Adolf Dehn, August 30 through December 18; and Expanded Practice, October 18 through December 11.

The Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State is located on Curtin Road and admission is free. Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 4:00 p.m. The museum is closed Mondays and some holidays. Extended hours: Thursday, October 6, 13, 20, and 27, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Reduced hours: Saturday, November 19, through Sunday, November 27, noon to 4:00 p.m. and Saturday, December 17, through Thursday, December 22, noon to 4:00 p.m. Closed Thursday, November 24; Friday, November 25; and Friday, December 23, 2016, through Sunday, January 1, 2017.