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  • 1a-Holiday-WheelsHoliday Wheels & Thrills: A Model Train Display

    November 10 to December 16

    The Indiana Area Model Train Collectors and members of the Plumcreek Country Stitchers Quilt Guild are coming together to present a working model train display and a holiday quilt exhibit at the IUP University Museum. Bring your family and friends for a magical holiday experience!

    This creative exhibit will include a variety of vintage and contemporary model train displays depicting the evolution of model railroading from the early 1900s to the present day. Carefully created holiday quilts will brighten the walls of the Museum, along with holiday trees, decorations, and toys. See more about Holiday Wheels & Thrills: A Model Train Display

    The Museum will be open for extended hours for this exhibit.

    • Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 2:00–6:30 p.m.
    • Thursday: Noon–7:30 p.m.
    • Saturday: Noon–5:00 p.m.
    • Sunday: 1:00–5:00 p.m.
    • Closed: Mondays, and November 19–26 for the Thanksgiving holiday

    The University Museum brings the material history and arts of the region together in an environment that encourages exploration, dialogue, and enjoyment.

    This mandate is based on the belief that art and history are unbounded and essential to our understanding of who we were, who we are, and who we want to be. The University Museum is dedicated to providing leadership in the development of quality collections, exhibitions, and educational and public programs that challenge how we see ourselves and the social and natural world in which we live.

    In addition to regular exhibits throughout the year housed in its permanent exhibit space in the historic John Sutton Hall, the University Museum provides smaller exhibits throughout the campus and community with short- and long-term displays. There are currently pieces installed throughout the IUP Performing Arts Center, Cogswell Hall, Sprowls Hall, Sutton Hall, Clark Hall, and elsewhere.

    Cover: Paintings of Indiana County“Paintings of Indiana County”

    The University Museum is also currently offering a book, Paintings of Indiana County, which includes the original paintings created by IUP alumnus Ron Donoughe in a work now on permanent exhibition in IUP’s Performing Arts Center balcony lobby. You may order your copy today.

    You can read more about Ron and his twin brother, Don, in IUP Magazine.

  • College of Fine Arts
    The University Museum is a program of the College of Fine Arts. For information about the college’s other activities, visit the Lively Arts, the Department of Art, the Department of Music, the Department of Theater and Dance, and Kipp Gallery.
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