Art and Design Department Events

  • 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:

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Exhibit: The Longing Ritual

Kipp Gallery, First Floor Spowls Hall

Throughout his career, the concept of synthesis has been central to Turri’s work. The source material for “The Longing Ritual” series is culled from cyclical rituals: walking through Frick Park, the Homewood Cemetery, the neighborhoods of Squirrel Hill, and Point Breeze where he often records (through photography) the memorable visual moments that he experiences with regularity.

The paintings are not traditional landscape paintings; the work is meant to reflect the ever-pervasive presence of the screen and the digital device and its intrusion on the ability for real experience.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Exhibit: The Longing Ritual

Kipp Gallery, First Floor Spowls Hall

Throughout his career, the concept of synthesis has been central to Turri’s work. The source material for “The Longing Ritual” series is culled from cyclical rituals: walking through Frick Park, the Homewood Cemetery, the neighborhoods of Squirrel Hill, and Point Breeze where he often records (through photography) the memorable visual moments that he experiences with regularity.

The paintings are not traditional landscape paintings; the work is meant to reflect the ever-pervasive presence of the screen and the digital device and its intrusion on the ability for real experience.

Theater: “Rent”

Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center

In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway and forever changed the landscape of American theater. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s Rent continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. And now, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production.

A re-imagining of Puccini’s La Bohème, Rent follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters love.

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Indiana Brass Band Concert

DiCicco Hall, 121 Cogswell Hall

The Indiana Brass Band is a portrayal of brass bands of the mid 19th century. The band is dedicated to exploring the Amiercian Brass Band movement and performing the music on original instruments.

Free Admission.

Recital: IUP Percussion Ensemble featuring Joe McCarthy

Gorell Recital Hall, Second Floor Sutton Hall

This program will feature a variety of contemporary Percussion Ensemble pieces and the IUP Steel Band.

Joe McCarthy has led a diverse career as drummer/percussionist, bandleader, producer, and educator in a myriad of settings from symphony orchestra to bebop, big band, afro cuban, theater, and beyond. He is the founder, leader, producer, and drummer of Afro Bop Alliance Big Band, winner of the 2008 Latin Grammy for Latin Jazz Album of the Year.

Joe recently completed a 20-year tour as chief petty officer with the United States Naval Academy Band, where he served as principal percussionist with the wind ensemble and chief in charge/drummer of the Next Wave Jazz Ensemble, one of the Navy’s two premier big bands. He proudly endorses Zildjian, Yamaha, Remo, Latin Percussion, and Vic Firth, featuring the Joe McCarthy signature drumstick.

Free Admission.

Friday, November 22, 2019

Exhibit: The Longing Ritual

Kipp Gallery, First Floor Spowls Hall

Throughout his career, the concept of synthesis has been central to Turri’s work. The source material for “The Longing Ritual” series is culled from cyclical rituals: walking through Frick Park, the Homewood Cemetery, the neighborhoods of Squirrel Hill, and Point Breeze where he often records (through photography) the memorable visual moments that he experiences with regularity.

The paintings are not traditional landscape paintings; the work is meant to reflect the ever-pervasive presence of the screen and the digital device and its intrusion on the ability for real experience.

Monday, November 25, 2019

There will be no classes from Monday, November 25, 2019 through Friday, November 29, 2019. Classes Resume Monday, December 2, 2019.

Additional dates of importance can be viewed on the Academic Calendar. 

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

There will be no classes from Monday, November 25, 2019 through Friday, November 29, 2019. Classes Resume Monday, December 2, 2019. Additional dates of importance can be viewed on the Academic Calendar.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

There will be no classes from Monday, November 25, 2019 through Friday, November 29, 2019. Classes Resume Monday, December 2, 2019. Additional dates of importance can be viewed on the Academic Calendar.

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