Kipp Gallery and the Kipp Gallery Annex, located in Sprowls Hall, offer a variety of art exhibits throughout the year including touring exhibits, invitationals, and works by advanced students in the Department of Art and Design.
Other exhibits and art events are offered by the University Museum.
View the Events Calendar for Lively Arts.
November 12–December 13, Opening reception Thursday, November 14, 5:00 p.m., Kipp Gallery, First Floor Sprowls Hall
Kipp Gallery will be closed from November 23 through December 3
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.
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.
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.
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.