University Museum

The University Museum presents several exhibits annually. It is a multi-discipline museum, including art, history, and other exhibits.

Exhibits are also presented by Kipp Gallery.

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The University Museum is located on the first floor of Sutton Hall. Museum hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 2:00–6:30 p.m.; Thursday noon–7:30 p.m.; and Saturday noon–4:30 p.m. The museum is closed Sunday, Monday, and university holidays.

Treasures from the Wardrobe

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February 5–March 5, 2022

Experience the unique apparel and textile treasures of the Fashion Studies Historic Costume Collection. 

Professor Janet A. Blood, collection and exhibit curator, assisted by Julie Gomboc-Hellam, shares her favorite pieces in celebration of the importance and impact dress and appearance has had on us throughout time, place, and culture. Holdings of this teaching collection date as far back as the mid-nineteenth century through the 1980s and feature unique pieces rarely seen by the public. The collection has been built over several decades through the generosity of community donors who wish for their family heirlooms to be used in the education of IUP Fashion Studies students.

Highlights of the exhibit include Victorian and Edwardian gowns and undergarments, 1920’s beaded flapper-style dresses, paper dresses from the 1960s, 1970’s disco wear, military uniforms, unique accessories, and many other fashion curiosities. As an educational exhibit, visitors will learn the correct ways of conserving family heirlooms and witness tragic examples to the contrary.

Furthermore, to continue building our costume collection, guests are encouraged to bring and donate clean apparel and textile items they feel overtly represent the time periods of the 1990s, 2000s, and 2010s.

2022 MFA Thesis Exhibition

March 26–April 16, 2022

 

The University Museum Goes Downtown: Polish Posters

April 1–April 23, 2022

 


Maps: An Experience in Finding Our Way

Colorful abstract painting by Jacob Warehamblack and white overhead map of streets and homes in Ernest, PA

 

September 11-November 19, 2021

The exhibition is a campus and community collaborative effort curated by Rhonda Yeager, Bobbie Zapor, and Laura Krulikowski with support from the University Museum Board of Directors. It features maps, artifacts, and art on loan from the Historical and Genealogical Society of Indiana County; IUP Department of Art and Design; IUP Department of Geoscience; the Institute for Mine Mapping, Archival Procedures, and Safety (IMAPS); IUP Libraries Special Collections and University Archives; and artists Jacob Wareham and Chuck Olson in addition to pieces from the University Museum's collection. 

The University Museum is located on the first floor of Sutton Hall. Museum hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 2:00-6:30 p.m.; Thursday noon-7:30 p.m.; and Saturday noon-4:30 p.m.. The museum is closed Sunday, Monday, and university holidays. A public reception is scheduled for Saturday, October 23, from 6:00-8:00 p.m.. and both the reception and the exhibit are free. 

Art pieces in the exhibit by Jacob Wareham and Chuck Olson are for sale on IUP Marketplace.