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Kipp Gallery and University Museum Exhibits

Together, the University Museum and Kipp Gallery offer a full array of visual art experiences for the entire community.

Encompassing major touring exhibits, regional artists, and faculty and student work, there is something for every taste in this year's exhibit schedule.

View the Events Calendar for all of the Lively Arts.

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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!

2013 MA Thesis Exhibit

August 16–September 5; Kipp Gallery, Sprowls Hall

This late-summer exhibit will feature a variety of graduate student artists working in a variety of mediums.

MA Thesis Exhibit  


We Two Founts: Larson and Mitchell

September 12–October 10; Kipp Gallery, Sprowls Hall

Spotlighting two artists, this collaborative effort addresses how we as American consumers navigate the landscape.

We Two Founts  


Layers: Places in Peril

September 17-November 9; University Museum, Sutton Hall

Artist Judith Waller and earth scientist Jim Brey collaborate to illustrate environmental threats confronting many of the world's most beautiful cities and natural landscapes.

Layers: Places of Peril


University Museum Gala: Masks, Music, A Night in Venice

September 21, 6:00–10:00 p.m.; University Museum, Sutton Hall

This annual benefit event is always a festive evening. This year’s gala recreates a carnevale night in contemporary Venice with fine art, music, dinner, and dancing. Reservations are required.


Adam John Manley: New Works

October 31–Decemeber 5; Kipp Gallery, Sprowls Hall

Manley is a sculptor and woodworker who explores the nature of maritime and coastal life through the familiar forms and symbolism of the maritime tradition.

Adam John Manley: New Works  


Capturing the Moment

November 16–December 7; University Museum, Sutton Hall

Photography by students in the Communications Media Department at IUP presents a lively variety of portraits, landscapes, and aesthetic special effects.


Emerging Artists: Annual Graduate Exhibit

February 4–March 22; University Museum, Sutton Hall

This showcase of individual exhibitions by Master of Fine Arts candidates in the Art Department at IUP fills the University Museum and the galleries of Sprowls Hall with cutting-edge artworks in a variety of media.


Children of the Romantic Age: New Artworks by Gwyneth Scally

March 6–27; Kipp Gallery, Sprowls Hall

This exhibit explores humanity’s romantic and catastrophic relationship with the natural world.

Children of the Romantic Age: New Artworks by Gwyneth Scally  


Undergraduate Juried Exhibition

April 1–18; Kipp Gallery, Sprowls Hall

On deck for this student exhibit will be a variety of works by our undergraduate Art majors.

Undergraduate Juried Exhibition  


The University Museum Goes Downtown

April 4–May 3; Artists Hand Gallery, 732 Philadelphia St.

Selections from the museum’s permanent collection are on display at the Artists Hand Gallery in Downtown Indiana.


Roots and Wings: Keeney and Tomb

April 5–May 17; University Museum, Sutton Hall

Nature’s color and intricate details are highlights of Maura Keeney’s floral and plant form paintings and David Tomb’s paintings and drawings of tropical birds.


2014 B.F.A. Thesis Exhibition

May 1–9; Kipp Gallery, Sprowls Hall

Closing the semester will be an exhibit highlighting the works of Bachelor of Fine Arts students majoring in Studio Art.

BFA Exhibit  


Some Upcoming Events


Roots and Wings

Roots and Wings

April 5–May 17

Grace Kelly

Grace Kelly

April 24

Pipe Dreams

Pipe Dreams

May 4

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