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Palmer Museum of Art

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Address: Curtin Road, University Park, State College, PA 16802
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+1 814-865-7672
12:00 - 16:00
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 16:30

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This is the ONLY place for fin art in Central PA

THE most eclectic and intriguing exhibit around. Never a disappointment! On my list of tops, this is #2 behind only the metropolitan.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Chris K
State College, Pennsylvania
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State College, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

THE most eclectic and intriguing exhibit around. Never a disappointment! On my list of tops, this is #2 behind only the metropolitan.

Thank Chris K
New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a gem, there are plenty of items to view and the gift shop is a must also...two floors so easy if you need to fill an hour or two...self paced so suit yourself how long you stay...

Thank JR-FamilyTrips
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

There was a selection of paintings, earthenware, and modern art. There is a nice gift shop at the entrance/exit, with different price points. There is no cost to enter, and there is a donation box at the entrance. Parking is difficult, but there is a parking deck nearby.

Thank Cynthia G
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

The enormous paws leading to the entrance - are out of this world - it's a PSU treasure like the Lion Shrine - great place to enjoy others talents -

Thank Lisa m
Corning, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

we visited last week during family and friends. They had good collections and very knowledgable staffs. I enjoyed most of their religious painting.... like Louvre in a very miniature scale. 😁👍

Thank 123ru_0k
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped in the museum during our visit with our son yesterday. I'm not big on museums but my husband enjoys them. I must say I was happy we went in. There are many beautiful pieces of art in there. Upstairs is the modern art. They also have a little Shop for you to make some purchases.

Thank Barbara B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

I regret that I did not visit the Palmer Museum while a student at PSU. Admission is free, and there are some wonderful exhibits. The space is quiet and inviting. There is a small gift shop as well.

Thank Ashleyadventures
Vineland, New Jersey
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

The museum has a good variety of art on display. The staff is friendly and helpful. I was fortunate to see the exhibit "Still Moving: Photographs by Steve McCurry." I would definitely recommend visiting the museum. There is no charge to enter the museum. Donations are accepted.

Thank Frank D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

I have been here before, but this time was a visit to see the Heller prints. The exhibit was well curated. The collection is maturing, and the other exhibits were worthwhile, covering a wide range of styles and periods. Admission is free, and there is an outdoor sculpture garden as well. It is good to know that Penn State is... More 

Cleveland, Ohio
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Nice little museum. Free. Cute gift shop, staff was helpful. Wide variety of exhibits. You can cover this whole museum in two hours and see everything.

Thank rgasiews

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