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Event Date: Through August 11, 2013

 

From Your Town to Ours exhibition celebrates communities across Pennsylvania at the Palmer Museum of Art

 

The majority of the sheets on display offer panoramic vistas of Pennsylvania cities and villages, immensely popular during the latter half of the nineteenth century.

 

William Wallace Denslow, Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, 1878, Viewed from Half Moon Hill, 1878, colored lithograph. Partial gift and purchase from John C. O’Connor and Ralph M. Yeager, 86.390.

 

University Park, Pennsylvania (July 17, 2013) - The Palmer Museum of Art presents From Your Town to Ours: Pennsylvania Prints from the O’Connor-Yeager Collection Revisited, which will be on view at the museum through August 11, 2013.

 

Early in 1980, the Palmer Museum of Art, then known as the Museum of Art, presented an exhibition of prints from the collection of John C. O’Connor ’38 and Ralph M. Yeager ’42. The eighty-two lithographs, intaglios, and watercolors featured in the show were already quite familiar to many of the exhibition’s visitors; they had been selected from among the hundreds of works on paper that hung on the walls of The Tavern on College Avenue in downtown State College, a favorite eating establishment founded by O’Connor and Yeager in 1948 while both were pursuing graduate degrees at Penn State.
 
From Your Town to Ours will be the first time in more than thirty years that the full scope of the objects will be represented. The majority of the sheets on display offer panoramic vistas of Pennsylvania cities and villages, immensely popular during the latter half of the nineteenth century. Soaring and at times stunning images of the state’s major metropolitan areas, such as Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, and Philadelphia, abound; however, also included are views of smaller towns that, here in central Pennsylvania, are just as well known, places like Altoona, Tyrone, Bellefonte, and Lewistown. Complementing these bird’s-eye spectacles is an array of images documenting the history of Pennsylvania, depictions ranging from the founding of the state by William Penn to the catastrophic Johnstown Flood.

Web: www.palmermuseum.psu.edu

 

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Event Date: Through August 11, 2013

 

From Your Town to Ours exhibition celebrates communities across Pennsylvania at the Palmer Museum of Art

 

The majority of the sheets on display offer panoramic vistas of Pennsylvania cities and villages, immensely popular during the latter half of the nineteenth century.

 

William Wallace Denslow, Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, 1878, Viewed from Half Moon Hill, 1878, colored lithograph. Partial gift and purchase from John C. O’Connor and Ralph M. Yeager, 86.390.

 

University Park, Pennsylvania (July 17, 2013) - The Palmer Museum of Art presents From Your Town to Ours: Pennsylvania Prints from the O’Connor-Yeager Collection Revisited, which will be on view at the museum through August 11, 2013. Early in 1980, the Palmer Museum of Art, then known as the Museum of Art, presented an exhibition of prints from the collection of John C. O’Connor ’38 and Ralph M. Yeager ’42. The eighty-two lithographs, intaglios, and watercolors featured in the show were already quite familiar to many of the exhibition’s visitors; they had been selected from among the hundreds of works on paper that hung on the walls of The Tavern on College Avenue in downtown State College, a favorite eating establishment founded by O’Connor and Yeager in 1948 while both were pursuing graduate degrees at Penn State. From Your Town to Ours will be the first time in more than thirty years that the full scope of the objects will be represented. The majority of the sheets on display offer panoramic vistas of Pennsylvania cities and villages, immensely popular during the latter half of the nineteenth century. Soaring and at times stunning images of the state’s major metropolitan areas, such as Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, and Philadelphia, abound; however, also included are views of smaller towns. Complementing these bird’s-eye spectacles is an array of images documenting the history of Pennsylvania, depictions ranging from the founding of the state by William Penn to the catastrophic Johnstown Flood.

Web: www.palmermuseum.psu.edu


Media Contact: Jennifer Feehan, Email: jenfeehan@psu.edu, Phone: 814-865-7672