Six in an Open Field

September 9–October 20, 2023

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 9, 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.

Six in an Open Field showcases the work of several Pittsburgh-based artists brought together through ongoing dialogue, critiques, studio visits, and more. Beginning in summer 2022, the group has met bimonthly to discuss the trials and tribulations of sustaining a studio practice. Set against a rotating backdrop of basement studios, living rooms, and public park pavilions, the artists in this show affectionately refer to their collective activities as Art Club.

Pieces from the Collection

November 4–December 9, 2023

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 4, 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.

This November, explore works of art from the Museum's permanent collection. This exhibit features artists who shared an important background of working and creating art for the Federal Arts Project, a division of the Depression-era Works Progress Administration, often referred to as the WPA.

The University Museum will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday, November 21–25.

Out of the Cellar: A Collection of Paintings, Drawings and Mixed-media Works by Ivan Fortushniak

January 27–March 8, 2024

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 27, 2024, 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.

This show features a diverse and exciting body of artwork by Ivan Fortushniak, professor, IUP Department of Art and Design.

Artist Talk with Ivan Fortushniak

Wednesday, February 21, 2023, 5:00 p.m.

Discover the inspiration behind the pieces in our newest exhibition, Out of the Cellar: A Collection of Paintings, Drawings and Mixed-media Works by Ivan Fortushniak. Attendees will hear about this exciting body of work directly from the artist himself.

This free event, happening in the University Museum, is open to the public. 

Energy and Color: Thirty Years of Illustration by John Ritter

March 30–May 3, 2024

Opening Reception: Friday, April 12, 7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.

John Ritter is an American Post Pop artist whose vibrant depictions of celebrities and popular culture have consistently defined the pages of the New Yorker, Time, GQ, and Harper's in addition to other national and international publications, Broadway advertising campaigns, corporate art installations, product packaging, gallery exhibitions, and private collections. 

The University Museum Goes Downtown: Selected Prints from the Collection

Dates: April 26–May 18, 2024

Opening Reception: April 26, 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.

The University Museum at IUP returns to the Artists Hand, 732 Philadelphia Street, with an exhibit featuring a wide range of artists and printmaking techniques, including woodcuts, etching, engraving, and more. The diversity of artist styles, from traditional to contemporary, will be represented from various cultures in an array of colors and designs.

Remake Learning Day at the Artists Hand

Date: Saturday, May 11, 2024, 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

Location: The Artists Hand Gallery & Espresso Bar

Join the University Museum at IUP, in collaboration with Remake Learning Days, for a children's printmaking workshop at the Artists Hand Gallery & Espresso Bar, 732 Philadelphia Street, Indiana.

During this two-hour, free workshop, attendees will learn the basics of printmaking with a fun twist—prints will be made using fruits, vegetables, and other objects. 

For more information and to sign up for the event, visit Remake Learning Days.

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.

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University Museum to Host Children's Printmaking Workshop

Join the University Museum, Remake Learning Days, and The Artists Hand Gallery and Espresso Bar for a children's printmaking workshop.

IUP Celebrating Graphic Arts Program, Students, Alumni Connections With Slenkfest 2024

Indiana University of Pennsylvania will celebrate the connections and career successes of graphic design alumni—including a presentation by an award-winning Marvel film artist and an exhibition by a nationally known illustrator and designer, both originally from the Pittsburgh region—as part of the first, to-be-annual, “Slenkfest” April 11 to 13.

Artist Talk with Ivan Fortushniak

Join IUP Department of Art and Design professor Ivan Fortushniak on February 21 as he discusses his exhibition at the University Museum.

Works of Ivan Fortushniak, Presented by University Museum

The University Museum presents a collection of works by Ivan Fortushniak as the first exhibit of 2024.

University Museum Exhibit to Showcase WPA Federal Arts Project

"Pieces from the Collection," an exhibit by the University Museum at IUP, features artists that shared an important background of working and creating art for the Federal Arts Project, a division of the Depression-era Works Progress Administration, often referred to as the WPA.