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Dale Chihuly, Lupine Blue Persian Wall (detail)

Palmer Museum of Art will unveil installation by Dale Chihuly in new building

The new building for the Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State, which is currently under construction, will feature a site-specific art installation by internationally acclaimed artist Dale Chihuly. Commissioned in honor of Penn State President Emeritus Eric Barron and his wife Molly Barron, and funded through the generosity of donors, Lupine Blue Persian Wall will anchor the feature staircase in the Museum’s new 71,254-square-foot facility, slated to open to the public in spring 2024. The large-scale installation spans over 13 feet tall and 35 feet wide and comprises 22 glass forms in Penn State’s classic blue and white, accented with golden yellows and vibrant reds. This stunning work will be a notable addition to the Palmer Museum’s growing permanent collection.

Fiddle on the roof

A full circle performance: Penn State alum and Israeli native Jonathan Hashmonay performs as Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof

On Tuesday, April 18, Fiddler on the Roof is coming to the Eisenhower Auditorium on its national tour. The audience can expect an authentic retelling of this timeless classic from Tony Award-Winning Director Bartlett Sher who emphasizes telling the story in a way that is funny, light-hearted at times, but most importantly: true to its culture, tradition and source materials by Sholem Aleichem, Tevye and his Daughters (or Tevye the Dairyman).


Training for IRONMAN: Bob Furmanek & Maure Irwin-Furmanek

Competitive athletes Maure Irwin-Furmanek and Bob Furmanek have raced across the country. Here’s why training for a triathlon in their own backyard — and finishing on the 50-yard line of Beaver Stadium — is especially meaningful to them.

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