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.

View the Events Calendar for 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:

Irons: Functional Tools to Art Objects

September 13-November 8; University Museum, Sutton Hall

This exhibition tells the cultural, social, and technological story of ironing. It will feature works by sculpture students in IUP's Art Department and sculptor/print-maker Willie Cole.

Irons: Functional Tools to Art Objects

Gala: Hot Iron-A Victorian Industrial Fantasy

September 26, 6:00-10:00 p.m.; University Museum, Sutton Hall

The annual University Museum Gala has a steam-punk theme this year. Gala guests are asked to indulge their fashion fantasies for this event!

Gala: Hot Iron - A Victorian Industrial Fantasy

Season of Light 

November 15-December 13; University Museum, Sutton Hall

Come one, come all, to IUP's annual holiday exhibition. Ethnic displays, retro toys, and train sets are some of the highlights sure to impress visitors of all ages.

Season of Light

2015 MFA Thesis Exhibitions

February 7-March 5, 2015; University Museum, Sutton Hall

Master of Fine Arts candidates will have their work featured in the Art Department at IUP, the University Museum, and in the galleries of Sprowls Hall.

2015 MFA Thesis Exhibitions

High School Art Invitational

March 28-May 16; University Museum, Sutton Hall

The exhibition features the best artworks of students from regional high schools. Submissions of various works in multiple mediums highlight the talent and creativity of our area's young artists.

High School Art Invitational

The University Museum Goes Downtown

April 7-May 2; Artists Hand Gallery, Downtown Indiana

The Artists Hand Gallery in Downtown Indiana will feature selections from the University Museum's permanent collection.

The University Museum Goes Downtown

Experiment and Color on White

Museum Hours: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 11:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.; Admission free

Summer 2015 will bring two concurrent exhibitions to the University Museum: Experiment: Poland/USA Fiber Art Collaboration and Color on White: Collage by Barbara Westman.

Both Experiment and Color on White will run June 8 - July 16, 2015. An opening reception will be held June 6, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m., with Barbara Westman's artist's talk beginning at 7:00 p.m., all in the University Museum, Sutton Hall.

Experiment & Color on White