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.
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.
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
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.
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.
October 6–21, 2016, Kipp Annex Gallery Sprowls Hall
Reception: October 21, 5:00–7:00
This event has been cancelled.
15–October 13, 2016 Kipp
Gallery, Sprowls Hall
September 15, following artist’s talk
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
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.
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
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.
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