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Kipp Gallery

  • Kipp Gallery and the Kipp Gallery Annex, located in Sprowls Hall, offer a variety of art exhibits throughout the year including touring exhibits, invitationals, and works by advanced students in the Department of Art.

    Below are events from the 2016–17 season. The 2017–18 season is planned to be announced by June 15, 2017.

    Other exhibits and art events are offered by the University Museum.

    View the Events Calendar for Lively Arts.

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  • 2017 MFA Thesis Exhibitions

    March 25–April 27, 2017, Kipp Gallery, Annex Gallery, and University Museum

    Reception: March 25, 6:00–8:30 p.m.

    This showcase of individual exhibitions by Master of Fine Arts candidates in IUP’s Art Department is a must-see. Bring the family and walk between the Art Department, the University Museum, and the Kipp Gallery to experience the best of IUP’s Art Department. 

    MFA Thesis Exhibitions
  • 2017 BA and BFA Exhibition

    May 4–May 13, 2017, Kipp Gallery, Sprowls Hall

    Reception May 4, 5:00–7:00 p.m. 

    The BA and BFA Thesis Exhibitions highlight the work of undergraduate art students graduating in 2017. This exhibition closes our 2016–17 calendar and showcases the university’s brightest young talent in the field of visual arts. 

    BA and BFA Exhibition

  • Here Is for Dreaming

    February 9–March 9, 2017, Kipp Gallery, Sprowls Hall

    Reception: February 9 following artists' talk

    Vanessa German scours her Pittsburgh neighborhood searching for objects to incorporate into her art. “I surrender myself to the objects that call up to me,” she has said. Her intricate mixed-media sculptures combine doll parts, antique tins, cowry shells, household objects, and African beads. With these three-dimensional collages, German reclaims objects and words that symbolize the oppression of African Americans.

  • 2016 Master of Arts Thesis Exhibition

    August 5–September 1, 2016, Kipp and Annex Galleries, Sprowls Hall Gallery, open by appointment only

    Reception: September 1, 2016, 5:00–6:30 p.m.

    Student artists from the Master of Art program will present a single body of work documenting the culmination of their studies at IUP. The projects will be showcased within the three art museums on campus. 

    2016 MA Thesis Exhibit
  • Comic Art as Interpretation: CANCELLED

    October 6–21, 2016, Kipp Annex Gallery Sprowls Hall

    Reception: October 21, 5:00–7:00 p.m. 

    This event has been cancelled.

    Comic Art as Interpretation
  • Associated Artists of Pittsburgh

    September 15–October 13, 2016 Kipp Gallery, Sprowls Hall

    Reception: September 15, following artist’s talk

    An exciting showcase of the works of Pittsburgh’s finest artists selected from the ranks of the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, one of America’s oldest and most active artist organizations. Jessica Beck, assistant curator of the Andy Warhol Museum, will serve as curator for the opening night.

    Associated Artists of Pittsburgh
  • Passage: Hatsubon

    An installation by Tomiko Jones. Curator: Chris McGinnis, November 3–December 8, 2016, Kipp Gallery

    Reception: November 3 following artists’ talk

    Passage: Hatsubon is an experimental installation inspired by end-of-life conversations artist Tomiko Jones shared with her father in the months leading up to his death. Tomiko Jones’ loose narratives unfold in sculptural video installations and questionably fictional photographs. Her work explores transitions in the landscape with particular attention to public lands.

    Passage: Hatsubon
  • /kyo͞ob/

    November 3–December 8, 2016, Kipp Annex Gallery, Sprowls Hall

    Reception: November 17 following artists’ talk

    /kyo͞ob/ is defined as a three-dimensional form with six square faces, facets, or side. Artists are invited to create and submit their own versions of the cube for consideration. /kyo͞ob/ will be juried by Joshua Kosker and Natalie Sweet.

  • High School Art Invitational

    February 24–March 22, 2017, Kipp Annex Gallery, Sprowls Hall

    Reception: February 25, 1:00–4:00 p.m.

    This exhibition will feature the best of student art from regional high schools. The students are chosen by their teachers as exceptional artists and asked to select two examples of their artwork to showcase.

    Kipp Gallery