Together, the University Museum and Kipp Gallery offer a full array of visual art experiences for the entire community.
Encompassing major touring exhibits, regional artists, and faculty and student work, there is something for every taste in this year's exhibit schedule.
View the Events Calendar for all of the Lively Arts.
The Lively Arts is the umbrella for all performing and visual arts events presented by the College of Fine Arts.
Find an event to attend on our calendar; browse by event type, including art, dance, music, and theater; or search by series, including IUP's premier performing arts series, Ovations!
September 1-24, 2015; Annex Gallery, Sprowls Hall
The opening date of this exhibit has been changed from August 27, 2015 to September 1, 2015. Included in this exhibition of the various art collected by IUP Art History professors are objects from Japan, Cambodia, Thailand, the Pacific Northwest, Mexico, Indonesia, and the U.S.
September 10–October 8, 2015; Kipp Gallery, Sprowls Hall
Josephina Concha harnesses the volume of woven and stitched fabric to evoke skin-like formations that appear fungal. Daniel DiCaprio’s pieces explore methods of cultural communication through personal adaptation.
September 12–October 17, 2015; University Museum, Sutton Hall
The Triennial 2015 features recent works by current faculty members in the Department of Art at IUP.
October 1–29, 2015; Annex Gallery, Sprowls Hall
Renée Zettle-Sterling received her MFA in Sculpture/Installation in 1997 and an MA in metal/jewelry in 1998 from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and a BFA in papermaking/fibers in 1993 from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She is now an associate professor of art and design at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, MI.
October 16, 2015, 6:00–10:00 p.m.; University Museum and Blue Room, Sutton Hall
The University Museum’s annual benefit gala will set you among the warm sun, white sands, swaying palm trees, and crystal blue waters with its island-themed evening of art, music, and culinary delicacies. Reservations are required, with more information available by late August.
October 31–December 12, 2015; University Museum and Blue Room, Sutton Hall
The exhibition begins with a Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) celebration on October 31 and closes in the festive season of Navidad (Christmas). Special speakers and programs will be scheduled during the exhibition weeks.
November 5–December 3, 2015; Annex Gallery, Sprowls Hall
By imposing specific guidelines, contributors from different fields are pushed to work outside of their general comfort zone, yet from the familiar space of the medium in which they feel most comfortable. Through this process, a dialogue is opened between the three fields of art, design, and craft, thus highlighting their overlaps as well as their distinctions.
February 6-March 4, 2016; Kipp Gallery and Annex Gallery, Sprowls Hall; University Museum, Sutton Hall
Bring the family and walk between the University Museum and the Kipp Galleries to experience the best the IUP Art Department has to offer.
March 17–April 14, 2016; Kipp Gallery, Sprowls Hall
Mireia Sentis started her travels in New York in the 1970s, which provided her with freedom of movement and action; a curiosity for means, themes, and formats; cosmopolitanism; and an interest in in-depth learning about cultures she never saw as minorities, but rather always as constituent parts of her living environment.”
March 26-May 7, 2016; University Museum and Blue Room, Sutton Hall
The exhibit features work in wood and other materials inspired by botanist John Bartram's passion for trees and other plants.
April 6-May 2, 2016; Artists Hand Gallery, Philadelphia Street, Downtown Indiana
Enjoy a cup of fine coffee or tea as you take in the University Museum Goes Downtown exhibit at Downtown Indiana’s Artists Hand Gallery.
April 28-May 7, 2016; Kipp Gallery, Sprowls Hall
As all fine things must come to an end, this exhibition closes the 2015-16 calendar and showcases the university's brightest young talent in the field of visual art.
Check Back in June for I\nnformation on our upcoming 2017-18 Season.
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