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.
The Lively Arts is the umbrella for all performing and visual arts events presented by the College of Fine Arts. See the Full Lively Events Calendar for all of the Lively Arts.
August 5–September 1, 2016, Kipp and Annex Galleries, Sprowls Hall Gallery, open by appointment only
Reception: September 1, 2016, 5:00–6:30 p.m.
Student artists from the
Master of Art program will present a single body of work documenting the culmination
of their studies at IUP. The projects will be showcased within the three art
museums on campus.
September 10–October 29, 2016
Reception: Saturday, September 10, 6:00–8:30 p.m.
Academically trained in Boston, Philadelphia, and Paris, and
nationally recognized for his portraits and architectural
murals, Milton Bancroft’s Impressionistic work reflected changes in
American culture and art from the late 19th century through World
15–October 13, 2016 Kipp
Gallery, Sprowls Hall
September 15, following artist’s talk
showcase of the works of Pittsburgh’s finest artists selected from the ranks of
the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, one of America’s oldest and most active
artist organizations. Jessica Beck,
assistant curator of the Andy Warhol Museum, will serve as curator for the
October 6–21, 2016, Kipp Annex Gallery Sprowls Hall
Reception: October 21, 5:00–7:00
This event has been cancelled.
Friday, October 14, 2016, 6:00–10:00 pm, University Museum, Sutton Hall
The University Museum’s 40th annual benefit gala will be
classic fun with a Black and White theme. Think vintage films… French mimes… fingers
jazzing on piano keys. Black tie? Optional. Zebra stripes or domino dots?
Possible. Fun? By all means!
November 3–December 8, 2016, Kipp Annex Gallery, Sprowls Hall
Reception: November 17 following artists’ talk
/kyo͞ob/ is defined as a three-dimensional form with six square faces, facets, or side. Artists are invited to create and submit their own versions of the cube for consideration. /kyo͞ob/ will be juried by Joshua Kosker and Natalie Sweet.
An installation by Tomiko Jones. Curator: Chris McGinnis, November 3–December 8, 2016, Kipp Gallery
Reception: November 3 following artists’ talk
Passage: Hatsubon is an
experimental installation inspired by end-of-life conversations artist Tomiko
Jones shared with her father in the months leading up to his death. Tomiko
Jones’ loose narratives unfold in sculptural video installations and
questionably fictional photographs. Her work explores transitions in the
landscape with particular attention to public lands.
February 4–March 11, 2017, University Museum, Sutton Hall
Reception Saturday, February 4, 2017, 6:00–8:30 p.m.
Frank Mason’s classical paintings—his portraits, still-lives, and
landscapes—are reminiscent of the classic painting styles of Van Gogh and
Vermeer. Throughout his career, Mason earned scores of international honors and was often commissioned to paint the portraits of princes,
cardinals, and governors.
February 9–March 9, 2017, Kipp Gallery, Sprowls Hall
Reception: February 9 following artists' talk
Vanessa German scours her Pittsburgh neighborhood searching
for objects to incorporate into her art. “I surrender myself to the objects
that call up to me,” she has said. Her intricate mixed-media sculptures combine
doll parts, antique tins, cowry shells, household objects, and African beads. With
these three-dimensional collages, German reclaims objects and words that
symbolize the oppression of African Americans.
February 24–March 22, 2017, Kipp Annex Gallery, Sprowls Hall
Reception: February 25, 1:00–4:00 p.m.
This exhibition will feature the best of student art from regional high schools. The students are chosen by their teachers as exceptional artists and asked to select two examples of their artwork to showcase.
March 25–April 27, 2017, Kipp Gallery, Annex Gallery, and University Museum
Reception: March 25, 6:00–8:30 p.m.
This showcase of individual exhibitions by Master
of Fine Arts candidates in IUP’s Art Department is a must-see. Bring the family
and walk between the Art Department, the University Museum, and the Kipp
Gallery to experience the best of IUP’s Art Department.
April 5–May 1, 2017; Artists Hand Gallery, Philadelphia Street, Downtown Indiana
Reception Friday, April 7, 2017, 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Ceramics from the University Museum’s permanent collection will be on
display at the Artists Hand Gallery in Downtown Indiana. There will be a public
opening reception on Friday April 7, 2017, 6:00–8pm
May 4–May 13, 2017, Kipp Gallery, Sprowls Hall
Reception May 4, 5:00–7:00 p.m.
The BA and BFA Thesis Exhibitions highlight the
work of undergraduate art students graduating in 2017. This exhibition closes our 2016–17 calendar
and showcases the university’s brightest young talent in the field of visual
The Acorn Project
February 27 - March 2, Theater-by-the-Grove
Friday, March 22, Ovations!
Rock of Ages
Tuesday, April 16, Ovations!