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Please visit The Lively Arts calendar for the most current information about upcoming events for the University Museum as well as events in art, music, theater, and dance.

Recent Acquisitions Highlight as University Museum Goes Downtown

Since July 2013, over 50 new art works have been acquired by the University Museum at IUP through purchase and donation. Beginning April 7, 2015, many of these new works will be on display at the Artists Hand Gallery.

Posted on 4/3/2015 11:03:12 AM

Invitational Exhibit Features High School Art From Across Pennsylvania

The 2015 High School Art Invitational at the University Museum of IUP is a celebration of Pennsylvania student artists, showcasing over 50 works representing 12 high schools from across the state. The exhibit opens on Saturday, March 28, and runs through May 16.

Posted on 3/20/2015 3:56:39 PM

White Walls Art Auction at University Museum

The University Museum at IUP will host the IUP Graduate Art Association’s inaugural White Walls Art Auction on Saturday, March 7, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Posted on 2/25/2015 1:53:39 PM

Annual Thesis Exhibition Opening in Museum and Gallery

The 2015 Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition will run February 7 through March 5 across three exhibition spaces—the University Museum, Kipp Gallery, and Kipp Gallery Annex. An opening reception will be held on February 7. Admission to the exhibits and reception is free.

Posted on 1/29/2015 5:43:11 PM

University Museum Opens with “Irons: Functional Tools to Art Objects”

The exhibit tells the cultural, social, and technological story of ironing from the time of the Vikings, through IUP’s own home economics program, and up to the role of irons and ironing in pop culture. September 13–November 8

Posted on 9/4/2014 3:34:41 PM

“Steampunk” Is Theme for Museum Gala

The University Museum at IUP will host its annual gala event on Friday, September 26, in John Sutton Hall. Titled “Hot Iron: A Victorian Industrial Fantasy,” this year’s event is inspired by the museum’s opening fall exhibition, “Irons: Functional Tools to Art Objects.”

Posted on 8/21/2014 4:32:58 PM

University Museum at IUP Opens Mark Bender Summer Show, June 7

The work of award-winning illustrator and Indiana native Mark Bender will be featured in “Pencil Paint Pixel: 29 Years of Visual Communication,” running Saturday, June 7, through Saturday, July 26, 2014.

Posted on 6/3/2014 4:15:32 PM

Hot Iron Fundraiser Gala Sets Record

The University Museum’s 2014 gala, “Hot Iron: A Victorian Industrial Fantasy,” set a record as the best attended and most successful fundraiser in the museum’s nearly 40-year history.

Posted on 10/30/2014 12:43:00 PM

Blood Presents “Odd Irons: Ingenuity and Use”

Professor Janet Blood will present this entertaining and educational lecture on Wednesday, October 29, in the University Museum.

Posted on 10/15/2014 2:59:50 PM

Artist Willie Cole Presenting Lecture at University Museum

Internationally known artist Willie Cole will give a free lecture in conjunction with the current exhibition, “Irons: Functional Tools to Art Objects,” on Thursday, October 16.

Posted on 10/8/2014 12:46:21 PM

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