Black and white map of homes and land in Ernest PennsylvaniaFrom the subjective to the objective, the personal to the scientific and even fictional, maps help us explore places and cultures past and present from the local to the far reaches of space. In Maps: An Experience in Finding Our Way, art, science, history, and geography come together representing a way across the universe of place, distance, and experience.

The exhibition is a campus and community collaborative effort curated by Rhonda Yeager, Bobbie Zapor, and Laura Krulikowski with support from the University Museum Board of Directors and features maps, artifacts, and art on loan from the Historical and Genealogical Society of Indiana County, IUP Department of Art and Design, IUP Department of Geoscience, the Institute for Mine Mapping, Archival Procedures and Safety (IMAPS), IUP Libraries Special Collections and University Archives, and artists Jacob Wareham and Chuck Olson in addition to pieces from the University Museum’s collection.

Colorful painting by Jacob WarehamThe University Museum is located on the first floor of Sutton Hall. Museum hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 2:00–6:30 p.m.; Thursday noon–7:30 p.m.; and Saturday noon–4:00 p.m. The museum is closed Sunday, Monday, and university holidays. A public reception is scheduled for Saturday, October 23, from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. and the exhibition will end November 19, 2021. Admission to the exhibit and reception is free. 

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A map of Indiana County Pennsylvania from the year 1856The University Museum receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.