Illuminating Illusions

Display Cases, First Floor, HUB-Robeson Center
Duration: February 7 – March 15, 2020

University Park, P.A. – Is it real or an illusion? A natural phenomenon or clever design? This collaborative exhibition presented by members of the Penn State Museum Consortium explores various facets of illusions in science, art, literature and nature. The exhibition showcases a selection of objects and illusion examples that illustrate relevance to current day culture, scientific discovery, or both. Illuminating Illusions is a collaboration of Penn State University Museum Consortium Members:

The Penn State University Museum Consortium (PSUMC) is a network of museum and archival professionals and education specialists associated with the unique facilities and irreplaceable collections that reside at University Park. PSUMC actively promotes Penn State’s commitment to engaged scholarship, hands-on learning, and integrated programs of teaching, research and service. For more information on the members visit

For more information on this and other exhibitions, contact the HUB-Robeson Galleries at (814) 865-2563, or visit our website at

Contact: Lindsey Landfried, Curator and Senior Gallery Manager, HUB-Robeson Galleries (814) 863-0815,