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Current Exhibitions

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; browse by event type, including art, dance, music, and theater; or search by series, including IUP’s premier performing arts series, Ovations!

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

Triennial 2015

September 12–October 17, 2015; University Museum, Sutton Hall

The Triennial 2015 features recent works by current faculty members in the Department of Art at IUP.

Triennial 2015


Gala: Your Special Island

October 16, 2015, 6:00–10:00 p.m.; University Museum and Blue Room, Sutton Hall

The University Museum’s annual benefit gala will set you among the warm sun, white sands, swaying palm trees, and crystal blue waters with its island-themed evening of art, music, and culinary delicacies. Reservations are required, with more information available by late August.

Gala: Your Special Island


Walk Through Latin America

October 31–December 12, 2015; University Museum and Blue Room, Sutton Hall

The exhibition begins with a Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) celebration on October 31 and closes in the festive season of Navidad (Christmas). Special speakers and programs will be scheduled during the exhibition weeks.

Walk Through Latin America


2016 MFA Thesis Exhibitions

February 6-March 4, 2016; Kipp Gallery and Annex Gallery, Sprowls Hall; University Museum, Sutton Hall

Bring the family and walk between the the University Museum and the Kipp Galleries to experience the best IUP's Art Department has to offer.

2016 MFA Thesis


Bartram’s Boxes Remix

October 31–December 12, 2015; University Museum and Blue Room, Sutton Hall

The exhibit features work in wood and other materials inspired by botanist John Bartram’s passion for trees and other plants.

Bartram's Boxes Remix


The University Museum Goes Downtown

April 6-May 2, 2016; Artists Hand Gallery, Philadelphia Street, Downtown Indiana

Enjoy a cup of fine coffee or tea as you take in the University Museum Goes Downtown exhibit at Downtown Indiana’s Artists Hand Gallery.

The University Museum Goes Downtown


Other Events


Objects 177

Objects of Mourning

October 1-29, 2015

Gabriels Dream 177


Gabriel's Dream

October 23-25, 2015

  • The University Museum
  • Sutton Hall, Room 111
    1011 South Drive
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2397
  • Semester Museum Hours
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 2:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: Noon - 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: Noon - 4:00 p.m.
  • Closed Sunday, Monday, and University Holidays