Art and Design Department Events

  • Together, the University Museum and Kipp Gallery offer a full array of visual art experiences for the entire community.

    Encompassing major touring exhibits, regional artists, and faculty and student work, there is something for every taste in this year's exhibit schedule.

    View the Events Calendar for all of the Lively Arts.

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    The Lively Arts is the umbrella for all performing and visual arts events presented by the College of Fine Arts.

    Find an event to attend on our calendar:


Monday, November 18, 2019

Faculty Recital: Therese Wacker and Kevin Eisensmith

Gorell Recital Hall, 2nd Floor Sutton Hall

Faculty recital featuring the world premiere of Daniel Dorff’s “Ballade for Alto Flute, Flugelhorn, and Piano.”

Free admission.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Recital: IUP Trumpet Studio

Gorell Recital Hall, Second Floor Sutton Hall

This recital is presented by members of the IUP Trumpet Studio.  Students from freshman to senior will perform solos with piano accompaniment and works for two and three trumpets. 

Free Admission.

Recital: IUP Trumpet Ensemble

Gorell Recital Hall, Second Floor Sutton Hall

This is the annual fall performance of the IUP Trumpet Ensemble.  The 15-member ensemble will perform original and arranged works for groups ranging from 3 to 15 trumpets.  The IUP Trumpet Ensemble is conducted by Dr. Kevin Eisensmith.  This recital is free and open to the public. 

Free Admission.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Theater: “Rent”

Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center

In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway and forever changed the landscape of American theater. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s Rent continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. And now, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production.

A re-imagining of Puccini’s La Bohème, Rent follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters love.

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More information about this event.

Recital: IUP Percussion Ensemble featuring Joe McCarthy

Gorell Recital Hall, Second Floor Sutton Hall

This program will feature a variety of contemporary Percussion Ensemble pieces and the IUP Steel Band.

Joe McCarthy has led a diverse career as drummer/percussionist, bandleader, producer, and educator in a myriad of settings from symphony orchestra to bebop, big band, afro cuban, theater, and beyond. He is the founder, leader, producer, and drummer of Afro Bop Alliance Big Band, winner of the 2008 Latin Grammy for Latin Jazz Album of the Year.

Joe recently completed a 20-year tour as chief petty officer with the United States Naval Academy Band, where he served as principal percussionist with the wind ensemble and chief in charge/drummer of the Next Wave Jazz Ensemble, one of the Navy’s two premier big bands. He proudly endorses Zildjian, Yamaha, Remo, Latin Percussion, and Vic Firth, featuring the Joe McCarthy signature drumstick.

Free Admission.

Indiana Brass Band Concert

DiCicco Hall, 121 Cogswell Hall

The Indiana Brass Band is a portrayal of brass bands of the mid 19th century. The band is dedicated to exploring the Amiercian Brass Band movement and performing the music on original instruments.

Free Admission.

Monday, November 25, 2019

There will be no classes from Monday, November 25, 2019 through Friday, November 29, 2019. Classes Resume Monday, December 2, 2019.

Additional dates of importance can be viewed on the Academic Calendar.