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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.

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Pencil Paint Pixel: 29 Years of Visual Communication

June 7–July 26; University Museum, Sutton Hall

Illustrator and IUP alumnus Mark Bender (1983) creates award-winning art for a variety of corporations with this exhibit titled “Pencil Paint Pixel: 29 Years of Visual Communication.” Admission is free, and an opening reception will be held on Thursday, June 12, from 5:00–8:00 p.m.

Pencil Paint Pixel: 29 Years of Visual Communication
 

Master of Arts Thesis Exhibit 2014

August 8–September 4; Kipp Gallery and Annex Galleries, Sprowls Hall

This late-summer exhibition will feature a variety of artwork by the 2014 Master of Arts graduating class.

Master of Arts Thesis Exhibit 2014
 

Songs, Sonnets, and Stolen Lines

September 11–October 16; Kipp Gallery, Sprowls Hall

This exhibit will feature paintings and drawings by artist Teresa Getty, who uses her childhood memories for inspiration.

Songs, Sonnets, and Stolen Lines
 

Irons: Functional Tools to Art Objects

September 13–November 8; University Museum, Sutton Hall

This exhibition tells the cultural, social, and technological story of ironing. It will feature works by sculpture students in IUP’s Art Department and sculptor/print-maker Willie Cole.

Irons: Functional Tools to Art Objects
 

Gala: Hot Iron–A Victorian Industrial Fantasy

September 26, 6:00-10:00 p.m.; University Museum, Sutton Hall

The annual University Museum Gala has a steam-punk theme this year. Gala guests are asked to indulge their fashion fantasies for this event!

Gala: Hot Iron – A Victorian Industrial Fantasy
 

The Mountain and the Bumble Bee

October 30–December 5; Kipp Gallery, Sprowls Hall

This traveling exhibition features work by artists and poets from across America using a wide variety of media to confront broadly defined notions of landscape as both cultural icon and raw material.

The Mountain and the Bumble Bee
 

Muslim/American, American/Muslim

October 30–December 5; Annex Gallery, Sprowls Hall

In recognition of the new and expanded Islamic Center in White Township, this exhibition will feature photographs by Robert Gerhardt of mosques and Muslim communities.

Muslim Americans listening to the imam
 

Season of Light 

November 15–December 13; University Museum, Sutton Hall

Come one, come all, to IUP’s annual tree-lighting and holiday kick-off ceremonies. Ethnic displays, retro toys, and train sets are some of the highlights sure to impress visitors of all ages.

Season of Light
 

2015 MFA Thesis Exhibitions 

February 7–March 5; University Museum, Sutton Hall

Master of Fine Arts candidates will have their work featured in the Art Department at IUP, the University Museum, and in the galleries of Sprowls Hall.

2015 MFA Thesis Exhibitions
 

Name is the Surface

March 19–April 16; Kipp Gallery, Sprowls Hall

This solo exhibit will feature the works of Texas-born, Pittsburgh-based artist Corey Escoto, who inverts and explores the relationship of the three-dimensional world to the flat, two-dimensional surface of its representation.

Name is the Surface
 

High School Art Invitational

March 28–May 16; University Museum, Sutton Hall

The exhibition features the best artworks of students from regional high schools. Submissions of various works in multiple mediums highlight the talent and creativity of our area's young artists.

High School Art Invitational
 

The University Museum Goes Downtown

April 7–May 2; Artists Hand Gallery, Downtown Indiana

The Artists Hand Gallery in Downtown Indiana will feature selections from the University Museum’s permanent collection.

The University Museum Goes Downtown
 

BFA Thesis Exhibit 2015

April 30–May 9; Kipp Gallery, Sprowls Hall

We end the Spring 2015 semester with an exhibit highlighting the works of graduating Bachelor of Fine Arts students majoring in Studio Art.

BFA Thesis Exhibit 2015
 

Other Events

 

Pencil Paint Pixel

Pencil Paint Pixel

June 7–July 26

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