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Palmer Museum of Art

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Address: Curtin Road, University Park, State College, PA 16802
Phone Number: +1 814-865-7672
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Free Art Museum on Penn State Campus

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Cynthia G
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Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 -

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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. 😁👍

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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.

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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.

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Vineland, New Jersey
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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.

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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 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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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.

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Pittsburgh PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

I'm not an art expert but I was on the PSU campus and I have time to kill. My teenage daughter and I walked through. It was free! the museum is small to medium sized. They rotate exhibits so it is not always the same. We thoroughly enjoyed this stop. If you go to PSU don't miss this.

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Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

As a Penn State Alumni I have been to this museum many times during my visits to State College. This art museum is smaller than many larger city museums but it has some amazing displays of art and gets great feature shows. I have seen John the Baptists finger and studies of the architecture of Manhattan. For a University museum... More 

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