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Palmer Museum of Art

Curtin Road, University Park, State College, PA 16802
+1 814-865-7672
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Palmer Museum of Art

I discovered this little art museum while wandering around Penn State University's campus back in... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2017
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
via mobile
Beautifully curated, manageable in size, and free

Any concierge or citizen in State College will light up when the Palmer Museum is mentioned, and it... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2017
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“second floor” (5 reviews)
“parking deck” (2 reviews)
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Curtin Road, University Park, State College, PA 16802
+1 814-865-7672
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Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

I discovered this little art museum while wandering around Penn State University's campus back in February 2017. I had heard there was an art museum on the campus, but had never really looked for it before. I was pleasantly surprised on a snowy winter's day....More

Thank youthgoes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Any concierge or citizen in State College will light up when the Palmer Museum is mentioned, and it is indeed a jewel. I enjoyed the collection of ancient pottery from Asia and Peru. As someone who 'gets' Picasso in all his stages, but has trouble...More

1  Thank 277rupam
Reviewed 15 February 2017

There are many gems scattered througout the area surrounding Penn State--and on its campus. The Palmer Museum is a real star. They bring in amazing exhibits from all over the world and mount them beautifully. There is always something astounding to find, and often local...More

Thank merctoo
Reviewed 18 January 2017 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
Reviewed 20 December 2016

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
Reviewed 22 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...More

Thank Cynthia G
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 -

1  Thank Lisa m
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
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...More

Thank Barbara B
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
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