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Palmer Museum of Art announces spring 2017 'Stories for Little Eyes and Ears'

Spring 2017 Stories for Little Eyes and Ears at the Palmer will take place on Saturdays at 11 a.m. Each event will feature a different reading and highlight a work of art from the museum's permanent collection. Credit: Penn StateCreative Commons

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. —The Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State invites families and friends with young children to gather at 11 a.m. on Saturday mornings for "Stories for Little Eyes and Ears," a story and discussion focusing on a work of art in the museum’s permanent collection.

The spring 2017 schedule, include the book and work of art for each week, is as follows:

Saturday, Jan. 21:
"The Very Hungry Caterpillar" (1969) by Eric Carle and "Still Life with Grapes" (1860–65) by Severin Roesen

Saturday, Jan. 28:
"Simon’s New Bed" (2015) by Christian Trimmer, illustrated by Melissa van der Paardt, and "Private Lives" (1981) by Roy DeForest

Saturday, Feb. 4:
"Traveling Butterflies" (2016) by Susumu Shingu and "World Beyond," from "The Odyssey Series" (1989) by Beverly Pepper

Saturday, Feb. 11:
"Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys and Their Monkey Business" (1947) by Esphyr Slobodkina and "Monochrome in Gray" (1942) by Esphyr Slobodkina

Saturday, Feb. 18:
"Millions of Cats" (1928) by Wanda Gag and "Gray Horizontal" (1961) by Will Barnet

Saturday, Feb. 25:
"Freight Train" (1978) by Donald Crews and "Gathering the Mail "(1934) by Reginald Marsh

Saturday, March 18:
"Are You My Mother?" (1960) by P.D. Eastman and "Mother with Son (Lucy Knapp Mygatt and Son, George)" (1799) by John Brewster Jr.

Saturday, March 25:
"Flotsam" (2012) by David Weisner and "Peacock Blue and Yellow Seaform Set with Yellow Lip Wraps" (1995) by Dale Chihuly

Saturday, April 1:
"The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry and the Big, Hungry Bear" (1984) by Audrey and Don Wood and "Still Life with Strawberries" (1885) by Richard La Barre Goodwin

Saturday, April 8:
"Sidewalk Flowers" (2015) by JonArno Lawson, illustrated by Sydney Smith and "Aspects of the City" (1986) by Dorothy Dehner

Saturday, April 15:
"Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" (1972) by Ray Cruz and "Dutch Interior with Four Figures" (1886) by Walter McEwen

Saturday, April 22 — Earth Day!
"The Lorax" (1971) by Dr. Seuss and "Forest Scene" (1868) by William Trost Richards

Saturday, April 29:
"The Little House" (1942) by Virginia Lee Burton and "Leaving Town" (c. 1930s) by Morris Kantor

Exhibitions on view at the Palmer Museum of Art this spring are "Eva Watson-Schütze: Pictorialist Portraits," Jan. 10 through April 30; "Morris Blackburn: Prints and Paintings in Process," Jan. 17 through April 30; and "A Kaleidoscope of Color: Studio Glass at the Palmer," Jan. 31 through April 30.

The Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State is located on Curtin Road and admission is free. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. The museum is closed Mondays and some holidays. The museum will have modified hours of noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 4, through Sunday, March 12. The museum will be closed Sunday, April 16, and Monday, May 1, through Monday, Sept. 4.

Spring 2017 Stories for Little Eyes and Ears will take place on Saturdays at 11 a.m. A different book will be read and work of art discussed every week. Credit: Penn StateCreative Commons

Last Updated January 17, 2017