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.
More information about the Galleries and University Museum
September 9–27, Reception Monday, September 9, 5:00 p.m., Kipp Gallery, First Floor Sprowls Hall
Devices for Filling a Void combine jewelry forms with forms of
reconstructive surgical devices, used to hold the flesh in place as it
heals. The title points to ideas about women being
incomplete or lacking, requiring augmentation by men, objects, dress,
makeup, and adornment. Through the use of the semiotics of gold, this
work visualizes the aesthetic, social, and ethical implications of the
medicalization of beauty, adornment, and sexuality.
September 10–December 6, Opening Reception Saturday, September 7, 6:00 p.m., University Museum, First Floor Sutton Hall
This is an exhibit of work by IUP alumni who have found success as painters, sculptors, potters, draftsmen, and teachers.
October 8–November 1, Reception Monday, November 4, 5:00 p.m., Kipp Gallery, First Floor Sprowls Hall
In the exhibit “Pushing Petals,” the work of Jillian Dickson and
Elaine Quave examines human cycles of birth and death and the connection
between the human body and wild nature. These artists fuse nature and
the human body together to function and be understood as a singular unit
and to help us recognize that we are dependent on the ecosystems around
us for our sustenance and survival.
Saturday, October 19, 6:00–10:00 p.m., University Museum and Blue Room, First Floor Sutton Hall
Dust off your platform shoes and press your polyester suits! It’s a celebration of an era... the Disco Era!
year’s University Museum’s benefit gala will feature vintage visuals,
period entertainment, and incredible culinary artistry. Reservations are
required and period dress is encouraged. Please visit the Lively Arts Calendar of Events for more details as they become available.
November 12–December 13, Opening reception Wednesday, November 13, 5:00 p.m., Kipp Gallery, First Floor Sprowls Hall
Throughout his career, the concept of synthesis has been central to Turri’s work. The source material for this 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.
January 21–February 14, Opening reception TBA, Kipp Gallery, First Floor Sprowls Hall
The Associated Artists of Pittsburgh will kick off 2020 with a member
exhibition at the College of Fine Arts’ Kipp Gallery. The AAP is the
oldest, continuously exhibiting visual arts organization in the
country. Founded in 1910, AAP has spent over 100 years as a driving
force in Pittsburgh’s dynamic cultural life, providing a vital and
challenging environment for artists to exhibit new work in the widest
possible range of media. AAP serves over 530 members in Pittsburgh and
the surrounding region.
February 11–March 6, Opening reception Saturday, February 8, 6:00 p.m., University Museum, First Floor Sutton Hall
Covering multiple centuries, this collection of IUP art history
professor Irene Kabala features an eclectic array of artwork ,
including paintings, prints, sculptures, and pottery.
March 31–April 25, Opening reception Saturday, March 28, 6:00 p.m., University Museum, First Floor Sutton Hall and Kipp Gallery, First Floor Sprowls Hall
Concurrent exhibitions showcasing works by the spring 2020 Master of
Fine Arts candidates from IUP’s Art and Design Department. These exhibitions
celebrate the final stages of graduate degree work and feature a wide
variety of styles and media. The exhibits are presented across three
campus venues in Sutton and Sprowls halls.
April 30–May 8, Opening reception Thursday, April 30, 5:00 p.m., Kipp Gallery, First Floor Sprowls Hall
The annual exhibition showcases a collection of visual artwork of the university’s graduating art students.
April 8–27, Opening reception Friday, April 10, 6:00 p.m., Artists Hand Gallery, 732 Philadelphia Street, Indiana PA, 15701
This exhibit will feature the Polish posters that were acquired by the museum when they were previously exhibited at IUP.
Birth of the Cool: A Tribute to Miles Davis
Saturday, September 2, Sound Choices
60’s 70’s 80’s: Artist Legacy of IUP
September 10–November 6, University Museum
September 27–October 5, Theater-by-the-Grove