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Palmer Museum of Art

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Wonderful place to view interesting art

Didn't have tickets a football game on a rainy Saturday and decided to check out the Palmer museum... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Judy F
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New York City, New York
Beautiful collection!

I was pleasantly surprised with the diverse collection at the Palmer museum and thoroughly enjoyed... read more

Reviewed August 9, 2018
CKGNJ
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Not everything in the museum is top notch, and as the heading says, the collection is fairly small for a major university. Still, the collection seems to be growing. And the contemporary art exhibits are really interesting,.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Didn't have tickets a football game on a rainy Saturday and decided to check out the Palmer museum of art. So much better that football

Thank Judy F
Reviewed August 9, 2018

I was pleasantly surprised with the diverse collection at the Palmer museum and thoroughly enjoyed the temporary exhibit.

Thank CKGNJ
Reviewed August 6, 2018

I work on campus and try to get to the special exhibits. This place is a little gem that is often overlooked. I highly recommend that visitors make a stop here to see what's on display. An additional highlight is their very nice little museum...More

Thank Linda T
Reviewed July 14, 2018

This museum has a impressive and diverse collection of art both inside and outside. The museum is small enough to see everything in a short period of time. We spend about an hour in the museum and made a quick trip through all the rooms....More

Thank CKT808
Reviewed July 10, 2018

Always surprising and seeing something new. I do not have enough experience or knowledge to judge the art on display but I never feel that I wasted my time.

Thank Joeblack5
Reviewed June 21, 2018

A lovely building and wonderful exhibits that change regularly. There is always something new and exciting to see, whether it be glass, photographs or drawings. Quiet and well-monitored by volunteers. My teen-aged grandson enjoyed walking through and viewing the permanent collection. There is no fee...More

Thank Susan354
Reviewed April 22, 2018

For a small museum, its collection is both diverse and impressive. The items are well displayed, there is plenty of explanatory text, and admission is free. The museum was a welcome surprise, and thus highly recommended.

Thank RichT529
Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

Eye opening experience as to plastics damaging the environment. Older portraits and items from centuries past. Inspirational.

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Reviewed February 15, 2018

Stopped by this museum when we had some extra time while visiting Penn State. So glad we did! Really lovely pieces on exhibit.

1  Thank jeanmariepagani
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