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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!

Cabinets of the Curious: Art Historians Collect

September 1-24, 2015; Annex Gallery, Sprowls Hall

The opening date of this exhibit has been changed from August 27, 2015 to September 1, 2015. Included in this exhibition of the various art collected by IUP Art History professors are objects from Japan, Cambodia, Thailand, the Pacific Northwest, Mexico, Indonesia, and the U.S.

Cabinets of the Curious: Art Historians Collect

 

Delicate Membrane

September 10–October 8, 2015; Kipp Gallery, Sprowls Hall

Josephina Concha harnesses the volume of woven and stitched fabric to evoke skin-like formations that appear fungal. Daniel DiCaprio’s pieces explore methods of cultural communication through personal adaptation.

Delicate Membrane

 

Triennial 2015

September 12–October 17, 2015; University Museum, Sutton Hall

The Triennial 2015 features recent works by current faculty members in the Department of Art at IUP.

Triennial 2015

 

Objects of Mourning

October 1–29, 2015; Annex Gallery, Sprowls Hall

Renée Zettle-Sterling received her MFA in Sculpture/Installation in 1997 and an MA in metal/jewelry in 1998 from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and a BFA in papermaking/fibers in 1993 from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She is now an associate professor of art and design at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, MI.

Objects of Mourning

 

Gala: Your Special Island

October 16, 2015, 6:00–10:00 p.m.; University Museum and Blue Room, Sutton Hall

The University Museum’s annual benefit gala will set you among the warm sun, white sands, swaying palm trees, and crystal blue waters with its island-themed evening of art, music, and culinary delicacies. Reservations are required, with more information available by late August.

Gala: Your Special Island

 

Walk Through Latin America

October 31–December 12, 2015; University Museum and Blue Room, Sutton Hall

The exhibition begins with a Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) celebration on October 31 and closes in the festive season of Navidad (Christmas). Special speakers and programs will be scheduled during the exhibition weeks.

Walk Through Latin America

 

Mitaltalim

November 5–December 3, 2015; Annex Gallery, Sprowls Hall

By imposing specific guidelines, contributors from different fields are pushed to work outside of their general comfort zone, yet from the familiar space of the medium in which they feel most comfortable. Through this process, a dialogue is opened between the three fields of art, design, and craft, thus highlighting their overlaps as well as their distinctions.

Mitaltalim

 

2016 MFA Thesis Exhibitions

February 6-March 4, 2016; Kipp Gallery and Annex Gallery, Sprowls Hall; University Museum, Sutton Hall

Bring the family and walk between the the University Museum and the Kipp Galleries to experience the best IUP's Art Department has to offer.

2016 MFA Thesis

 

Words and Objectivity

March 17–April 14, 2016; Kipp Gallery, Sprowls Hall

Mireia Sentis started her travels in New York in the 1970s, which provided her with freedom of movement and action; a curiosity for means, themes, and formats; cosmopolitanism; and an interest in in-depth learning about cultures she never saw as minorities, but rather always as constituent parts of her living environment.”

Words and Objectivity

 

Bartram’s Boxes Remix

October 31–December 12, 2015; University Museum and Blue Room, Sutton Hall

The exhibit features work in wood and other materials inspired by botanist John Bartram’s passion for trees and other plants.

Bartram's Boxes Remix

 

The University Museum Goes Downtown

April 6-May 2, 2016; Artists Hand Gallery, Philadelphia Street, Downtown Indiana

Enjoy a cup of fine coffee or tea as you take in the University Museum Goes Downtown exhibit at Downtown Indiana’s Artists Hand Gallery.

The University Museum Goes Downtown

 

2016 BFA Thesis Exhibition

April 28-May 7, 2016; Kipp Gallery, Sprowls Hall

As all fine things must come to an end, this exhibition closes the 2015-16 calendar and showcases the university's brightest young talent in the field of visual art.

2015 Design Kipp Gallery

 

Other Events

 

Experiment and Color on White

Experiment and Color on White

Through July 16, 2015

Ovations! Series 2015-16

Ovations! Series 2015–16

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