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“Very nice for a small museum”

Palmer Museum of Art
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State College, Pennsylvania
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Very nice for a small museum”
Reviewed August 7, 2013

The Palmer is much smaller than other museums we've been in, but it has a very diverse collection for a building its size and many interesting things on display. The information provided on the pieces was perfect.

Visited March 2013
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Seattle, Washington
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“A Penn State gem!”
Reviewed August 6, 2013

The Palmer Museum houses an impressive permanent collection of art in addition to traveling exhibits. The facility is very attractive and shows off its collection well. The staff is friendly, knowledgable, and helpful. If you visit Penn State, take time to stop at the Palmer!

Visited August 2013
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State College, Pennsylvania
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Worth a Look”
Reviewed July 29, 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).

Visited September 2012
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Bethlehem
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Small but American collection is interesting”
Reviewed July 20, 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.

Visited July 2013
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
“Really Great Small Museum”
Reviewed April 1, 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.

Visited March 2013
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