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Palmer Museum of Art
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

Quiet, relaxing atmosphere with extensive permanent collection representing many eras and styles. Well lit, comfortable galleries. Frequent special exhibits. AND... excellent, uncrowded game-day rest room site (a little secret).

Thank Jon L
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Reviewed 20 July 2013

I have been here twice and the exhibits were changed between visits but they were 3 years apart. Collection of old PA town lithographs/intaglios and watercolors were interesting as well. The changes in the towns from then to now is dramatic. The collection was from the owners of the Tavern on College Avenue where they hung on the wall. What I loved, my husband "didn't get" and what he loved, I liked. There is a little of this and a little of that. I was surprised the shop did not seem to carry much local artisan and PS graduate works.

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Reviewed 1 April 2013

This is a great place to visit during downtime on a business trip. The museum has an amazing collection of artworks. Very friendly and well done overall.

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Reviewed 18 March 2013

The Palmer Museum of Art is interesting. While certainly not a destination, it is something worth seeing if you have an hour or two to kill in the State College Area. The museum has a wide variety of artists--mostly American, but some Dutch and Italian paintings are featured, as well as a large collection of Mesoamerican and Asian pottery. The collection features many captivating pieces that evoke a variety of time periods and mediums. It is very professionally done and the museum itself is well-kept.

Thank Elizabeth B
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Reviewed 26 January 2013

There isn't an admission fee which is nice especially if you're rushed for time. The museum appears to be well maintained and taken care of and the art is displayed in a very nice manner. I enjoyed the walk through I took and I hope to come back again when I have more time. Very nice collection.

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