The Palmer Museum of Art unveils its 2021 exhibition program

The Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State. Photo by Michael Tauriello | Advanced state

The Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State’s programming of upcoming 2021 exhibitions will feature Pennsylvania landscapes, women artists, a variety of time periods and places around the world and more.

The museum reopened on February 10 and offers a new ticket reservation system with scheduled entry due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is closed to the public on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Until Sunday, June 6, the Palmer Museum will present “Language of Field: The Painting and Poetry of Warren and Jane Rohrer”. This exhibit features the art of a married couple, Warren and Jane Rohrer, who share an experience with Mennonite farming families.

Warren’s paintings show cultivated fields in south-central Pennsylvania. Meanwhile, Jane’s poems present a modern take on her experience of traditional farm life.

During this period there will also be a virtual exhibition, “Landscape of Pennsylvania: First Landscape Prints from the Tavern Collection”. The “Tavern Collection” features prints acquired by John C. O’Connor and Ralph M. Yeager that were originally the decorations for the State College downtown tavern.

“Tavern Collection” is influenced by early 19th century literary magazines and publications that commemorated American landscapes. They were donated to the Palmer Museum about 35 years ago. The virtual exhibition can be viewed here.

John Hill after Joshua Shaw, View of the Wisahiccon, Pennsylvania, 1820, aquatint and etching with hand coloring, from the Tavern Collection

Until Sunday May 9, an exhibition entitled “The Wit and Whimsy of Lucille Corcos” will be presented. He will exhibit the watercolors of Lucille Corcos which were at the heart of his career from the 1930s to the 1950s. This will be the museum’s first exhibition dedicated to Corcos in 22 years.

From Sunday March 28 to Sunday July 11, the museum will display works of art from the permanent collection of the Palmer Museum and the collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The works on display will be works by Warren Rohrer and Alma Thomas on the natural world, as well as works by Norman Lewis, Leonard Nelson, Mark Tobey, Henry Pearson and Alan Gussow.

Lucille Corcos, Everyone is downtown, 1948, tempera on board, 14 1/2 x 11 1/8 inches. Collection of David and Susan Werner

From Sunday May 23 to Sunday August 22, visitors can view the exhibition “Summer Light: American Impressionist Paintings from the Thomas Clark Collection”. In order to accommodate the summer, the museum presents 25 works that explore “the durability and diffusion of Impressionism in the United States between approximately 1910 and 1940”.

Featured artists include Maurice Braun, Hayley Lever, George Loftus Noyes, Carl Peters, Jane Peterson, Mabel May Woodward and many more. This collection is on loan from Thomas Clark, who intends to donate the art to the Palmer Museum.

From Wednesday August 4 to Sunday December 12, the museum will present an exhibition entitled “Global Asias: Contemporary Asian and Asian American Art from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation”.

The exhibition of the Schnitzer collection and curated by the Palmer highlights the work of contemporary Asian and Asian American artists who draw on various “motifs, techniques and cultural motivations to construct various” Asia “in a context modern world.

From Wednesday August 11 to Sunday December 5, “Ukiyo-e: Images of the floating world, Japanese prints from the permanent collection” will be on display. The focal point of his exhibition is the art of ukiyo-e, which means “images of the floating world”.

This exhibition features works from Japan during the Edo period (1615-1867) reflecting contemporary fashions and attitudes and will include 16 Japanese woodcuts that were donated to the Palmer Museum by William E. Harkins, a 1942 Penn State alumnus .

Hishikawa Moronobu, A lady of the court presenting a gift to a high-ranking nobleman, of Pleasures with the beautiful women of Japana C. 1672, woodcut with hand coloring.

The final exhibition will take place from Tuesday September 7 to Sunday December 12. It is titled “Place to Place: Recent Gifts of American Drawings and Watercolors, 1900-1950”.

It will present 30 drawings and watercolors of geographic locations represented by traveling artists, including Colin Campbell Cooper, Marsden Hartley, Charles Webster Hawthorne, Robert Henri, Irene Rice Pereira and Alice Schille. These works will be exhibited for the first time at the museum.

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