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.

Layers: Places in Peril

September 17-November 9; University Museum, Sutton Hall

Artist Judith Waller and earth scientist Jim Brey collaborate to illustrate environmental threats confronting many of the world's most beautiful cities and natural landscapes.

Layers: Places of Peril

University Museum Gala: Masks, Music, A Night in Venice

September 21, 6:00–10:00 p.m.; University Museum, Sutton Hall

This annual benefit event is always a festive evening. This year's gala recreates a carnevale night in contemporary Venice with fine art, music, dinner, and dancing. Reservations are required.

Festive black and gold mask

Capturing the Moment

November 16–December 7; University Museum, Sutton Hall

Photography by students in the Communications Media Department at IUP presents a lively variety of portraits, landscapes, and aesthetic special effects.

Woman with animal print face paint

Emerging Artists: Annual Graduate Exhibit

February 4–March 22; University Museum, Sutton Hall

This showcase of individual exhibitions by Master of Fine Arts candidates in the Art Department at IUP fills the University Museum and the galleries of Sprowls Hall with cutting-edge artworks in a variety of media.

Black bird art exhibit piece

Roots and Wings: Keeney and Tomb

April 5–May 17; University Museum, Sutton Hall

Nature's color and intricate details are highlights of Maura Keeney's floral and plant form paintings and David Tomb's paintings and drawings of tropical birds.

Painting of brown bird in nest

The University Museum Goes Downtown

April 4–May 3; Artists Hand Gallery, 732 Philadelphia St.

Selections from the museum's permanent collection are on display at the Artists Hand Gallery in Downtown Indiana.

Painting of woman in blue clothing

Pencil Paint Pixel: 29 Years of Visual Communication

June 7–July 26; University Museum, Sutton Hall

Illustrator and IUP alumnus Mark Bender (1983) creates award-winning art for a variety of corporations with this exhibit titled “Pencil Paint Pixel: 29 Years of Visual Communication.” Admission is free, and an opening reception will be held on Thursday, June 12, from 5:00–8:00 p.m.

Pencil Paint Pixel: 29 Years of Visual Communication