UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State has announced its schedule of exhibitions for 2018. Dominated by three major contemporary shows, the lineup also highlights the work of 19th- and 20th-century American painters and printmakers, Pop Art luminaries, and iconic photographers represented in the permanent collection.
The lead exhibition of the winter season is "Plastic Entanglements: Ecology, Aesthetics, Materials," opening on Feb. 13. Accompanied by a rich array of lectures, gallery talks and films, this groundbreaking exhibition brings together provocative works by an international roster of contemporary artists. Large canvases exploring the potential ramifications of climate change will be on view this summer in "When the Water Rises: Recent Paintings" by Julie Heffernan. The 2018 season will close with "A Small Radius of Light," a major retrospective of the work of Pennsylvania-based artist G. Daniel Massad, whose meticulous pastel still lifes can be found in museum collections across the country.
“This is a transformational year for the Palmer’s exhibition program,” stated museum director Erin M. Coe. “From a major traveling exhibition of contemporary art to shows that illuminate understudied artists, as well as a diverse range of media and topics in the history of American art, there is truly something for everyone at the Palmer in 2018.”