Arts and Entertainment


  • A comprehensive view of art and entertainment on the IUP campuses: art exhibitions, concerts, dance events, lectures, movies, musicals, open mic nights, poetry readings, theater, and more.

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Friday, March 24, 2017

After discussing three widespread theories about the purpose of free speech—as a marketplace of ideas, as facilitating democratic self-government, and as essential for developing individual autonomy—Boone will explore how some hate speech oppresses its targets and argue that, according to each of these theories, oppressive speech does not merit First Amendment protection.

Part of the Daniel N. Boone Speaker Series.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Exhibit: 2017 MFA Thesis Exhibition

University Museum (Sutton Hall) and the Kipp & Annex Galleries (Sprowls Hall)

The Lively Arts

These concurrent exhibitions showcase works by the Spring 2017 Master of Fine Arts candidates and celebrate the final stages of their graduate degree work.

This exhibit runs from March 25 to April 27.

Free admission.

University Museum Hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 2:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Thursday: noon to 7:30 p.m.
Saturday: noon to 4 p.m.

Closed Sundays and Mondays

More information about this event.

Opening Reception: 2017 MFA Thesis Exhibition

University Museum, Sutton Hall

The Lively Arts

Join us for the opening reception of the MFA Thesis Exhibitions.

Free admission.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Guest Artist Recital: Ann Labounsky, organ

DiCicco Hall, Cogswell Hall, Room 121

The Lively Arts

A solo organ recital by Ann Labounsky featuring the world premiere of Christopher Adler’s "Construct: for organ," the 2017 winning composition for the second annual Ronald G. Pogorzelski and Lester D. Yankee Memorial Competition sponsored by the American Guild of Organists (AGO).


There will also be a reception following the performance, to which all are invited to attend.

This event is co-hosted by the Carol Teti Memorial Organ Scholarship Committee and the Indiana, Pennsylvania, Chapter of the AGO.

Free admission.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Talk: “Gandhi's Shadow: The Struggle to End Poverty in Rural India”

Humanities and Social Sciences Building, Rm. 225

Women’s and Gender Studies

Come and enjoy a talk by Nico Slate on his book Gandhi's Shadow: The Struggle to End Poverty in Rural India which focuses on sustainability efforts/issues and female empowerment. The talk should last for just under an hour, with time for Q and A. Light refreshments to follow in the lobby area outside HSS 225.

Nico Slate (PhD, Harvard, 2009) is Associate Professor of History at Carnegie Mellon University. He is also director of the Bajaj Rural Development Lab and the Social Change Semester.

His first book is Colored Cosmopolitanism: The Shared Struggle for Freedom in the United States and India (Harvard University Press, 2012).

His second book is The Prism of Race: W.E.B. Du Bois, Langston Hughes, Paul Robeson and the Colored World of Cedric Dover (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014).

He also edited Black Power Beyond Borders (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013).

Recital: Saxophone Studio

DiCicco Hall, Cogswell Hall, Room 121

The Lively Arts

Students in the IUP saxophone studio will perform.

Free admission.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Exhibit: 2017 MFA Thesis Exhibition

University Museum (Sutton Hall) and the Kipp & Annex Galleries (Sprowls Hall)

The Lively Arts

These concurrent exhibitions showcase works by the Spring 2017 Master of Fine Arts candidates and celebrate the final stages of their graduate degree work.

This exhibit runs from March 25 to April 27.

Free admission.

University Museum Hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 2:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Thursday: noon to 7:30 p.m.
Saturday: noon to 4 p.m.
Closed Sundays and Mondays

Kipp Gallery and Annex Hours:
Tuesday through Friday: noon to 4:00 p.m.
Closed: Sundays, Mondays, and Saturdays

More information about this event.

Faculty Recital: Joseph Baunoch, baritone; Sun Min Kim, piano.

Gorell Recital Hall, Second Floor Sutton Hall

The Lively Arts

Faculty Recital featuring Joseph Baunoch, baritone; Sun Min Kim, piano.

Free admission.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Student Film Series: “Black Mirror”

B10 Humanities and Social Sciences Building

English Department

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Netflix and Chill: Fantastic BeastsLive on the big screen in the HUB Ohio Room, join STATIC as we present a Netflix and Chill Movie Night featuring Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them on Thursday, March 30, at 7:00 p.m. We’ll supply the movie, popcorn, candy, drinks, games, and prizes. You just bring your wands, PJs, blankets, and some pillows.

Ovations!: “42nd Street”

Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center

The Lively Arts

It’s 1933 and Peggy Sawyer, fresh off the bus from Allentown, Pennsylvania, arrives in New York City with valise in hand, ready to conquer Broadway.

Tickets are available beginning February 28, 2016, by visiting the IUP HUB Box Office on Pratt Drive, by calling 724-357-1313, or by ordering online. Regular: $44; Seniors (60+): $39; and I-Card holders, students, and children: $20. For groups of 15 or more, please call the Lively Arts Office at 724-357-2787.

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Friday, March 31, 2017

Guest Artist Recital: Barkada Quartet

Gorell Recital Hall, Second Floor Sutton Hall

The Lively Arts

The Barkada Saxophone quartet, including IUP Alum Justin Polyblank, won international acclaim as Gold Winners of the 2013 Fischoff Chamber Music Competition.

Free admission.

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