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Palmer Museum of Art - September 2009 Calendar of Events

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EXHIBITIONS
Big Shot Shuffle: Photographs by Andy Warhol
Continues through January 24, 2010
This exhibition highlights a selection of Polaroids and silver gelatin prints by Pop artist Andy Warhol that were recently given to the Palmer by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. The photgraphs provide an intimate glimpse of the artist's creative process and the friends and colleagues who populated his world.

Leaded: The Materiality and Metamorphosis of Graphite
Continues through November 29, 2009
This traveling exhibition features more than forty contemporary works of art by sixteen international artisits who utilize the physical nature and characteristics of graphite and pencils as content in their two-and three-dimensional work. The exhibition was developed by the University of Richmond Museums, Virginia, and organized for tour by International Arts & Artists, Washington, D.C.

Taxing Visions: Financial Episodes in American Painting, 1860-1900
September 28, 2009 to December 19, 2010
Witness to unprecedented industrialization, urbanization and immigration, the period 1860-1900 had more than its share of strife, unrest and revolution, with class distinctions and disparities between labor and capital becoming even more apparent. This exhibition explores how taxes, tariffs, rents and economic crisis not only provided subject matter, but also informed the professional practices and techniques of several artists.

Old Master Drawings
September 22, 2009 to January 31, 2010
The Palmer Museum's collection of Old Master drawings has grown to the point where the museum is now able to mount an impressive exhibition of sheets from the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. A number of newer acquisitions will be featured along with selections that have been with the museum since its earliest years.

ALL LECTURES AND FILMS ARE HELD IN THE PALMER LIPCON AUDITORIUM. ALL GALLERY TALKS BEGIN IN THE CHRISTOFFERS LOBBY OF THE PALMER MUSEUM OF ART.

September 16 - WEDNESDAY, 12:10 P.M.
THE ART OF MUSIC
Robert Nairn, double bass, will play new chamber music for double bass by composers from Argentina, Australia the United States.

September 17 - THURSDAY, 7:30 P.M.
EMILY DICKINSON LECTURE SERIES
Elizabeth Alexander, professor of African American studies and English literature at Yale University, will give a public reading followed by a book signing. She has published five books of poems, composed and delivered "Praise Song for the Day" for the inauguration of President Barack Obama, and was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, two Pushcart Prizes, the George Kent Award, and a Guggenheim fellowship. Presented by the Department of English, courtesy of George and Barbara Kelly, and co-sponsored by the Palmer Museum of Art.

*Please be advised that the seating capacity in the Palmer Lipcon auditorium is 150 persons maximum. We are unable to seat guests who arrive once the auditorium is full.

GALLERY TALKS: CURATOR"S CHOICE
In this new series, curators will discuss a special work of art from the collection-perhaps a new acquisition, a rarely seen treasure or just a favorite.

September 18 - FRIDAY, 12:10 p.m.
GALLERY TALKS: Curator's Choice
Great Plains Precisionism: Emil G. Bethke's "Dakota Grain Elevators"
Leo Mazow, curator of American art

September 18 - FRIDAY to September 19 - Saturday
START WITH ART
Traveling to Penn State to tailgate? Stop by the Palmer. Museum docents will greet you in the lobby during our regular hours on Friday afternoons and Saturdays during home football weekends.

September 22 - TUESDAY, 4:00 P.M.
AMERICAN ART LECTURE SERIES
Curating 'Leaded' or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Trust the Artists
N. Elizabeth Schlatter, deputy director and curator of exhibitions, University of Richmond Museums, Virginia, and curator of Leaded: The Materiality and Metamorphosis of Graphite, will discuss selected aspects of the show and her approach to organizing exhibitions as she ponders current challenges and opportunities for the curatorial profession. Co-sponsored by the Penn State School of Visual Arts John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Series.

September 25 - FRIDAY, 12:10 p.m.
GALLERY TALKS: Curator's Choice
"Leaded: the Materiality and Metamorphosis of Graphite
Joyce Robinson, curator

September 25 - FRIDAY to September 26 - Saturday
START WITH ART
Traveling to Penn State to tailgate? Stop by the Palmer. Museum docents will greet you in the lobby during our regular hours on Friday afternoons and Saturdays during home football weekends.

 

For more information on the exhibitions and events listed above, please visit http://www.palmermuseum.psu.edu or call 814-865-7672.

Contact: Dana Carlisle Kletchka, 814-863-9188, dck10@psu.edu