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image of carved wooden relief of a human faceA Call for Artists: Environmental

January 21–March 4, 2023

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 21, 2023, 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.

The University Museum at IUP overlooks the Oak Grove, a park-like space, older than the university itself with tall trees, grass, flowers, benches, and paths that lead students to and from class. With the exhibition Environmental, we bring the outside in, allowing artists to interpret the theme through paint, print, sculpture, wood, and fiber.

The exhibition features works by Elizabeth Rose, Kaoru Tohara, Avonelle Whitacre, Beth Fiddler, Sharon Boykiw, Bridget Battaglini, Jorge Rivas, Jack Honeysett, Cathy Paterson, Brennon Huff, Jess Green, Julie Woodard, Jolene Joyner, Tony Golden, Matthew Bartus, Jonelle Summerfield, Aaron Vizzini, Ali Pate, Joy Fairbanks, Janice Trusky, Courtney Scherf, and Dodd Holsapple.

Environmental will be on display January 21 until March 4, 2023, with a free, public opening reception on Saturday, January 21, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. During the opening reception, Kevin Patrick, professor of geography, will speak about his new book, Near Woods: A Year in an Allegheny Forest.

Note: The University Museum will close at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 2, for a private event.

Note: The submission deadline for this exhibition has passed.

Tibet: Magical Land of Spiritual Wonders

March 18–April 18, 2023

Magical Land of Spiritual Wonders is an exhibition of 21 stunning photographs of Tibetan landscapes and depictions of daily life in Tibet taken by some of the world's foremost photographic artists. The images are on loan from Tibet Image Bank, London.

University Museum Goes Downtown

April 28–May 20, 2023

This annual exhibit at The Artists Hand in downtown Indiana will feature works that were acquired by the University Museum and previously exhibited at IUP.

Image of fiber art by Tina Brewer depicting bright colors and abstract shapesSoul of a Region

September 10–November 19, 2022

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 10, 2022, 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.

This exhibition brings together a group of dynamic and culturally diverse artists of color who collectively work in a broad range of media mirroring the distinct experiences of the artists themselves. Their art shares life stories through expressions of frustration, pride, racism, joy, and pain. 

The exhibition includes works and performances by Tina Brewer, Ashley Jones, Mary Martin, Christine Bethea, Jo-Anne Bates, Ruth Bedeian, Carlos Peterson, V Owens, Ricardo Iamuuri Robinson, and Jasiri X. 


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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“Environmental” Opens Jan. 21 at University Museum

The University Museum at IUP overlooks the Oak Grove, a park-like space older than the university, with tall trees, grass, flowers, benches, and paths leading students to and from class. The exhibition “Environmental” brings the outside in, allowing artists to interpret the theme through paint, print, sculpture, wood, and fiber.

A Call for Artists: Environmental

The University Museum at IUP is seeking artists to participate in an exhibition to be held in January 2023.

“Soul of a Region” Opens University Museum 2022–23 Season

This exhibition brings together a group of dynamic and culturally diverse artists of color who collectively work in a broad range of media mirroring the distinct experiences of the artists themselves. Their art shares life stories through expressions of frustration, pride, racism, joy, and pain.

Polish Posters at the Artists Hand: The University Museum Goes Downtown

The University Museum at IUP presents a selection of Polish poster art in an exhibition hosted by the Artists Hand Gallery.

IUP Art and Design 2022 MFA Thesis Exhibitions

Four exhibitions celebrating the four emerging artists who are completing their studies in the Master of Fine Arts program.

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