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Current Exhibitions

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

Exhibits are also presented by Kipp Gallery.

View the Events Calendar for Lively Arts.

2015–16 Season

The 2015–16 season lineups were announced on Thursday, May 21, 2015, which can be seen by checking our home page. In the coming weeks we will continue to provide additional information on all the events, update our calendar, and provide season subscription information. In the meantime, if you are not already on our list to receive e-mail updates and our season brochure, we invite you to sign up at this time.

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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!

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

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

Season of Light 

November 15–December 13; University Museum, Sutton Hall

Come one, come all, to IUP’s annual holiday exhibition. 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

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

Other Events


New shows coming soon to the Lively Arts!

Kipp Gallery

BFA Thesis Exhibit 2015
  • The University Museum
  • Sutton Hall, Room 111
    1011 South Drive
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2397
  • Regular Museum Hours
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday: 2:00–6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: 12:00–7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 12:00–4:00 p.m.
  • Closed Sunday, Monday, and University Holidays