Performances, Collections & Exhibitions

The College of Arts and Architecture is home to a stunning variety of performances, exhibitions, and educational outreach programs. A&A is home to the Palmer Museum's significant collections. Our galleries and performance venues are abuzz with exhibitions and productions. From lectures by global thought leaders, to Broadway-caliber performances, to art and technology workshops, symposia, musical recitals, and so much more, the college fosters a vibrant and inclusive culture of inquiry and excellence within the arts and design disciplines. We encourage you to explore our spaces and we invite you to our upcoming events.

Exterior construction facade of the new palmer museum of art surrounded by trees and a blue sky.

Palmer Museum of Art

With a collection of 9,600 objects representing a variety of cultures and spanning centuries or art, the Palmer is the largest art museum between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia.

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Mosaic performance in Eisenhower Auditorium

Center for the Performing Arts

CPA provides a context, through artistic connections, to the human experience. By bringing artists and audiences together we spark discovery of passion, inspiration, and inner truths.

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Centre Stage Collage

Penn State Centre Stage

The School of Theatre houses Penn State Centre Stage (PSCS), the professional theatre training program in Central Pennsylvania. PSCS presents theatrical masterpieces and new gems by emerging masters.

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Soloist James Lyon rehearses with members of the Penn's Woods Orchestra in the new music recital hall.

Penn's Woods Music Festival

Penn’s Woods Music Festival (PWMF) offers outstanding chamber music and orchestral performances by professional musicians. Supported jointly by Penn State and the surrounding community, the festival seeks to inspire a passion for classical music through innovative concert programming, educational activities, and informal events.

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What to see and do!

Find out what events are happening next in the College of Arts and Architecture

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Penn State Blue Band