Located at Pennsylvania State University.
Eight of the eleven galleries at the Museum display art from the permanent collection of more than 7,500 objects. Included are American and European paintings, drawings, photographs, prints, and sculptures; contemporary European and Japanese studio ceramics; Asian ceramics, jades, paintings, and prints; and objects from ancient European, African, and Near Eastern cultures. Also an outdoor sculpture garden.
American art, from 18th- and 19th-century painting to modern abstraction and contemporary art forms, is the strength of the collection. Notable are works on paper, including prints, drawings, watercolors, and photographs. Because of the vulnerability of works on paper to light, these pieces are rotated in the museum’s American Works on Paper Gallery or can be viewed in the print study room by appointment.
The Palmer schedule of temporary exhibitions presents art by world-renowned artists from all periods and places and from both public and private collections.