University Museum to Host Halloween-Themed Gala

Posted on 10/4/2018 1:11:39 PM

Madness at the Museum The University Museum at Indiana University of Pennsylvania will host its annual gala on Saturday, October 27, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. in John Sutton Hall.  The theme for this event is Halloween.   

Please join us for Halloween this year and mingle with spooks and friendly spirits alike. Come prepared for a night of madness at the University Museum’s Haunted Gala. Bring some guests and weave a magic spell. Guests are invited to don creative costumes to wine and dine from the hour of 6:00 until well after 9:00.

The gala evening will start at 6:00 p.m. with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the University Museum, where guests can enjoy the last day of the Art Faculty Triennial Exhibition. This exhibition features recent works by current faculty members in the IUP Department of Art. It includes a wide variety of media, from painting and graphic design, to sculpture and woodworking, and more.

Web Band Pic for GalaFollowing the Museum reception, guests (i.e., creatures, characters, and scary spooks) will move to the Blue Room for a sumptuous dinner of steak, Cajun turkey, and pasta. Following the feast, madness continues with a live band and a haunted dance performance by the ghouls and ghosts of the IUP Dance Theater. All this, plus both silent and live auctions of treats, from paintings by Ron Donoughe and Mark Altrogge, to a Sabika jewelry box, to a hand-crafted table runner. You can linger with fellow ghouls and dance the night away to the music of IUP’s Little Big Band.

The University Museum never charges admission to its exhibits and educational events, and survives solely on gifts and grants, plus proceeds from the annual gala. Gala funds provide needed support for the Museum Board’s ongoing art restoration projects, community outreach efforts, and educational directives.

Web Dance Picture for GalaReservations are required for this memorable evening of madness and mayhem. Reservations are $125 per person and can be made by October 19, 2018. Reservations can be made online at the IUP Marketplace. The invitation and reservation card are also available online at the University Museum website and on the Museum’s Facebook page, University Museum at IUP. For additional information, please contact Audrey Swartz, Department of Art, at 724-357-2530, or e-mail