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The Most Meme-able Paintings At The Palmer Museum Of Art

by: Gabriela Stevenson and Carolyn Popescu

In a previous look at Penn State style art, our staff members recreated some of the most famous works of art in the world. This time around we decided to examine the pieces of art on our own campus.

We took to the Palmer Museum of Art, and were pleasantly surprised to find some awesome pieces that related to Penn State students on a personal level. We compiled the best of those art pieces and meme-ed them for your entertainment. Here are the greatest and most meme-worthy paintings at the Palmer Museum of Art.

The Denial of St. Peter

Artist: Attributed to Master Jacomo

Year: c. 1630’s


Sorry Peter, we all know you’re not going to get in.

David with the Head of Goliath

Artist: Girolamo Forabosco

Year: c. 1650-60

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Pre-gaming at Penn State is not for the weak of heart. We’ve all had to carry a friend home after the party before the party got too out of hand, though not exactly like David is doing in this painting.

Three Faces of Man

Artist: Judy Chicago

Year: 1985


*laughs* *cries* *screams* *takes a nap instead of studying*

Sacrifice of Jephtah’s Daughter

Artist: Pietro Vecchia

Year: 1650-60


Listen, friend, you’ve got all semester to study. Let’s go to a joust or something.

Holy Family with The Infant St. John and St. Elizabeth

Artist: Giovanni Battista

Year: 1640s


One cannot simply get on the White Loop at East Halls to get off at the Visual Arts Building.

Fake Death Picture

Artist: Yinka Shonibare

Year: 2011


That outfit says more about your night than words ever could.

Two Prisoners Chained

Artist: Matteo Ponzoni

Year: 1630


Canyon Pizza: Where poor college students bond over being poor, much like these two prisoners.

Mythological Figures in a Landscape

Artist: Jacob De Wit

Year: 1739


Your ratio is all off, bro.

Young Woman Holding a Sheet of Music

Artist: Attributed to Louis-Jean-François Langrenée

Year: 1755


“Ho babe, doeth thou thinketh I couldst seeth thy answers to the homework?”


You can check out these works of art and many more at the Palmer Museum of Art, free of charge. You never know when you’ll find something memorable… or meme-able.

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