Browse Collections (10 total)

Recent Acquisitions,
May 5-August 9, 2015

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With this installment of Recent Acquisitions, the Palmer Museum of Art offers a selection of American and European prints that range more than four…

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May 5-August 9, 2015

Flora and Fauna

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The practice of illustrating natural history extends back several thousand years. Pliny the Elder, in his encyclopedic Naturalis Historia published in…

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Protecting Paper at the Palmer

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Of all of the objects in the Palmer Museum of Art’s collection, perhaps the most fragile are its works on paper. Prints, drawings, watercolors, and…

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Mining the Store: American Prints from the Permanent Collection

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Like most art museums in the United States, the Palmer Museum of Art can display only a portion of its collection at any given time. The remainder of…

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La Manière Anglaise: Mezzotints from the Permanent Collection

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Invented by a German engraver working in Amsterdam in the early 1640s, the mezzotint process flourished first in the Netherlands during the latter…

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Henry Varnum Poor: Studies for the Land Grant Frescoes

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In 1938, armed with funds supplied by the Class of 1932, Penn State professors Harold E. Dickson, Francis E. Hyslop, and J. Burn Helme approached…

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British Watercolors from the Permanent Collection

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In Europe, the use of watercolor reaches as far back as medieval times, and during the Renaissance it was regularly employed by some of the era’s most…

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Forging Alliances

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On September 2, 1945, Japan surrendered to the Allied Powers, bringing World War II to an end. What followed was a remarkable episode in international…

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Atelier 17 in America: 1940–1955

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Between 1927 and 1939, British-born Stanley William Hayter ran a printmaking studio in Paris, eventually named Atelier 17 after the street number of…

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From Your Town to Ours: Pennsylvania Prints from the O'Connor-Yeager Collection Revisited

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Early in 1980, the Palmer Museum of Art presented an exhibition of works on paper from the collection of John C. O'Connor ('38) and Ralph M. Yeager…

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