Penn State Laureate to bring ‘FaceAge’ exhibit and lecture to New Kensington

Award-winning exhibition highlights cross-generational conversations
Andrew Belser

Andrew Belser, Penn State Laureate for 2017-2018 and professor of movement, voice and acting.  Belser's "FaceAge" multimedia exhibit will be shown at Penn State New Kensington Feb. 20-23.  

Credit: Michael Palmer

NEW KENSINGTON, Pa.— An award-winning multimedia journey exploring cross-generational views on life and aging will make its way to Penn State New Kensington Feb. 20-23. “FaceAge” is produced and directed by Andrew Belser, the 2017-2018 Penn State laureate and professor of movement, voice and acting. 

Belser is also director of the Arts and Design Research Incubator (ADRI) with the College of Arts and Architecture.

“This Penn State Laureate tour is ideally timed to play a significant role in launching ‘FaceAge’ toward national and international prominence, further broadcasting Penn State’s leadership as a progressive innovator in approaches to creative and research activity,” said Belser to Penn State’s faculty affairs.

The “FaceAge” exhibit aims to be an immersive experience featuring three large screens that show a loop of videos where young adults and aging individuals have interactions. The result reflects intergenerational views on aging and aims to challenge age-related stereotypes.

The exhibit will be on display at the campus Feb. 20-23 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

Belser will also give a lecture at noon on Feb. 21 in the campus’ Forum Theatre. 

The exhibit and lecture are free and open to the public. 

“FaceAge” has been touring throughout Pennsylvania as part of Belser’s tour as laureate. The Penn State Laureate was established in 2008 and annually recognizes a University faculty member to bring recognition to the arts, humanities, faculty work and Penn State. 

For more information about Belser and the “FaceAge” exhibit, visit

For more information about the exhibit’s stop at Penn State New Kensington, contact the Office of Student Affairs at 724-334-6062.