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Palmer Museum of Art Internship


The Palmer Museum of Art is the Penn State University Art Museum. The museum houses a large collection of paintings, sculptures, textiles, and ceramics, as well as other art objects. As a Gallery Interpretations and Public Programming intern, I had the opportunity to plan and execute several large public events. The events included art making activities for visitors to engage with. Pictured above is several children observing a demonstration I created based on Josef Albers' color theory. In addition to in-person events, the Palmer Education team also works to create digital content, including instructional videos about art in the Palmer's permanent collection, and art making prompts related these pieces. Below are some of the lesson videos and I have created, as well as collaborative series I have participated in. 

Assemblage Video

This video was created to showcase a Louise Nevelson sculpture in the Palmer's permanent collection. The video includes information about Nevelson's work as well as instructions on how to create an assemblage at home.

Online Sketchbook Series

The Palmer Education Team developed a series of sketchbook activities inspired by the permanent collection. The first series, Museum Sketchbook Series, ran the duration of Summer 2020 with weekly videos. The second series, Online Art Club, released biweekly videos in the Fall of 2020 and Spring of 2021, and also included several live events. As an intern, I had the responsibility of hosting videos, recording videos, as editing and uploading each video.

African Brilliance Exhibition Videos

African Brilliance was an exhibition at the Palmer in Spring 2020. It included a collection of African artifacts and artwork. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Palmer Education Team worked to bring the exhibit into the virtual space. Below are two art making videos included in the virtual exhibition, with art activities inspired by pieces included in the collection.

Julia Edelmann

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