Join & Give

There are many ways to get involved with the Palmer Museum of Art! You can become a member, donate, or volunteer. Membership and donations directly support programming that enriches the lives of children and adults alike; acquisitions of works of art for the museum’s expanding collection; and keeping the museum a vital, free-admission resource for our community and region.


Become a Friend of the Palmer

Learn more about the benefits and impacts of Friends membership.

Visit our Membership page
Exhibition and Reception

Interested in giving your time and energy to art? Volunteer at the Palmer Museum. 


Gifts of any size make a huge difference!

A family engaging at the Palmer Museum

Your support enables the Palmer Museum to advance our mission to serve as a cultural and scholarly resource for the University, the region, the nation, and the world. Through an array of thought-provoking exhibitions and multidimensional programs, the Palmer encourages critical thinking, inspires curiosity and creativity, and fosters respect for diverse cultures and points of view. Unrestricted giving is critical as we strive to serve the local community and beyond.

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Donations of Artwork

The Palmer Museum of Art accepts donations of art in accordance with its Collections Management Policy. Potential donors should contact the individual listed below to discuss the nature of works they would like to donate and to clarify their relevance to the museum’s collection.


Patrick McGrady, Charles V. Hallman Senior Curator 814-863-9187

Have questions about giving? Contact Lindsey Landfried, Director of Arts Advancement, College of Arts & Architecture, at or call 814-863-1167.