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Image of fiber art by Tina Brewer depicting bright colors and abstract shapes

Soul 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. 

A Call for Artists: “Environmental”

January 21–March 4, 2023

The University Museum invites you to submit artwork (paintings, drawings, photography, sculpture, digital, fiber, prints) with a focus on the theme “Environmental.” All artwork must be original and professionally framed and ready for hanging with wire if two-dimensional.

  • $25 fee for up to five works
  • Entry Deadline: November 19, 2022
  • Artists should submit their name, contact information, high-resolution photos of their work, and art experience/resume/CV via email to IUPArtSubmission@gmail.com 

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.


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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“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.

Treasures from the Wardrobe at University Museum

The University Museum Board of Directors presents the exhibition Treasures from the Wardrobe on display from February 5 until March 5, 2022.

Yeager, Wick, and Bogert to Discuss Maps Exhibition

The University Museum at IUP presents a discussion with Rhonda Yeager, Harrison Wick, and Jonathan Bogert about the current museum exhibition, “Maps: An Experience in Finding Our Way.”

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