Since July 2013, over 50 new art works have been acquired by
the University Museum at Indiana University of Pennsylvania through purchase
and donation. Beginning April 7, 2015, many of these new works will be on
display at the Artists Hand Gallery as the University Museum Goes Downtown.
The recent acquisitions support the Museum’s mission to
bring the arts and material history of the region together to encourage
exploration, dialogue, and enjoyment through works from regional artists. These
artists include Orval Kipp, Jean Slenker, Net O. Wert, Chuck Olson, Robert
Cronauer, Lila Hetzel, James Innes, and Robert Hamilton ranging from oil and
acrylic paintings to mixed media on paper, silkscreen, and silver jewelry.
The University Museum’s permanent collection has also been
bolstered by multiple drawings by Milton H. Bancroft and donated by retired IUP
faculty artist Robert Hamilton. Bancroft was an American artist who was active
early in the 20th century.
The drawings join over 200 works already held in the
Museum’s Bancroft Collection set to be exhibited within the next few years. Two
of the six new additions will be at the Artists Hand.
Patrons will also have the opportunity to enjoy works from
recent Museum exhibitions. Included will be “Horned Guan, Mexico” by David Tomb
and “Men of Iron” and “The Ogun Sisters,” both by Willie Cole.
The recent acquisitions on display, among others, were made
possible by gifts and purchases supported by the Museum’s annual fundraising
gala and by art-purchase accounts established with the Foundation for IUP by
Tweed and Charles Davis and by Peg and David Purdy.
The exhibition runs Tuesday, April 7, through Saturday, May 2,
with a public reception Friday, April 10, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Admission to the
exhibit and reception is free.
The Artists Hand Gallery, located at 732 Philadelphia Street
in downtown Indiana, is open Tuesday through Thursday 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.;
Friday 10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.; Saturday 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.; and beginning April
6, Monday 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. The Gallery is closed on Sundays.
For more information, contact Leslie Kluchurosky at the
University Museum at 724-357-2397 or the Artists Hand Gallery at 724-463-8710.
This exhibition is supported, in part, by the Student
Cooperative Association at IUP and by private donations. The University Museum
also receives grant support from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts through
the Pennsylvania Rural Arts Alliance.
April 7, 2015–May 2, 2015Artists Hand Gallery, Downtown Indiana
The Artists Hand Gallery in Downtown Indiana will feature selections from the University Museum’s permanent collection.
Artists Hand Gallery Hours
Tuesday through Thursday 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.Friday 10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.Saturday 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
This event is over.
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