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University Museum Exhibits

  • The University Museum presents several exhibits annually. It is a multi-discipline museum, including art, history, and other exhibits.

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

    Exhibits are also presented by Kipp Gallery.

    View the Events Calendar for Lively Arts.

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  • Gala: A 40th Anniversary Celebration in Black and White

    Friday, October 14, 2016, 6:00–10:00 pm, University Museum, Sutton Hall

    The University Museum’s 40th annual benefit gala will be classic fun with a Black and White theme. Think vintage films… French mimes… fingers jazzing on piano keys. Black tie? Optional. Zebra stripes or domino dots? Possible. Fun? By all means!

    Gala: A 40th Anniversary Celebration in Black and White
  • Gilded Age to Great War: Milton Bancroft and His Art

    September 10–October 29, 2016

    Reception: Saturday, September 10, 6:00–8:30 p.m.

    Academically trained in Boston, Philadelphia, and Paris, and nationally recognized for his portraits and architectural murals, Milton Bancroft’s Impressionistic work reflected changes in American culture and art from the late 19th century through World War I. 

    Gilded Age to Great War: Milton Brancroft and His Art
  • Holiday Wheels and Thrills: A Model Train Display

    November 12–December 10, 2016, University Museum

    Reception: Saturday, February 4, 6:00–8:30 p.m.

    This holiday model railroad exhibit is a great way to kick-start your holiday with your whole family. A holiday model railroad exhibit organized by Tom Ott and the Local Train Collectors Association.

    Holiday Wheels and Thrills: A Model Train Display
  • Frank Mason: A Passion for Painting

    February 4–March 11, 2017, University Museum, Sutton Hall

    Reception Saturday, February 4, 2017, 6:00–8:30 p.m.

    Frank Mason’s classical paintings—his portraits, still-lives, and landscapes—are reminiscent of the classic painting styles of Van Gogh and Vermeer. Throughout his career, Mason earned scores of international honors and was often commissioned to paint the portraits of princes, cardinals, and governors. 

    Frank Mason: A Passion for Painting
  • 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
  • University Museum Goes Downtown

    April 5–May 1, 2017; Artists Hand Gallery, Philadelphia Street, Downtown Indiana

    Reception Friday, April 7, 2017, 6:00–8:00 p.m.

    Ceramics from the University Museum’s permanent collection will be on display at the Artists Hand Gallery in Downtown Indiana. There will be a public opening reception on Friday April 7, 2017, 6:00–8pm

    University Museum Goes Downtown
  • Other Upcoming Events


    Check Back in June for I\nnformation on our upcoming 2017-18 Season.