With the opening of the Abram Nesbitt Academic Commons in 2008, Sidney and Pauline Friedman gifted Penn State Wilkes-Barre with the Friedman Art Gallery. This gallery space regularly displays the work of students and local artists, as well as private art collections. The Friedman Art Gallery strives to promote and encourage professional and amateur artists from the Penn State Wilkes-Barre campus and surrounding communities, while giving visitors to the campus the opportunity to view fresh and innovative artwork in a wide range of media.
December 5, 2019–January 30, 2020
Original artworks by local high school students.
Student Exhibit: Photography 100—Best of Class
February 3–March 9, 2020
Photography exhibit of the best photos taken by Penn State students in the fall 2019 Photography 100 class.
Student Art Exhibit
March 9–April 3, 2020
Original artistic creations by Penn State students, including paintings, collages, sculptures, and environmental and recycled art.
Celebration of the Arts — Artists’ reception and concert in AC-103 on Friday, March 20, 2020, 12:15–1:15 pm.
Art in the Natural World
April 3–May 1, 2020
This exhibit will feature works by Penn State students enrolled in Biology 60, “Art in the Natural World.” The pieces of art will be sketches, sculptures, and photographs of plant and animal specimens collected in the field. The exhibit will include information about naturalists and the natural history of the area.
Forensic Photography and Crime Scene Investigation
May 4–September 4, 2020
Penn State students from the Forensic Photography Class and the Criminal Justice program collaborate for this comprehensive display of current forensic techniques and forensic images used in providing evidence and documenting crime scenes.