The 2015-2016 Art Season

  • 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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  • Cabinets of the Curious: Art Historians Collect

    September 1-24, 2015; Annex Gallery, Sprowls Hall

    The opening date of this exhibit has been changed from August 27, 2015 to September 1, 2015. Included in this exhibition of the various art collected by IUP Art History professors are objects from Japan, Cambodia, Thailand, the Pacific Northwest, Mexico, Indonesia, and the U.S.

    Cabinets of the Curious: Art Historians Collect

  • Delicate Membrane

    September 10–October 8, 2015; Kipp Gallery, Sprowls Hall

    Josephina Concha harnesses the volume of woven and stitched fabric to evoke skin-like formations that appear fungal. Daniel DiCaprio’s pieces explore methods of cultural communication through personal adaptation.

    Delicate Membrane

  • Triennial 2015

    September 12–October 17, 2015; University Museum, Sutton Hall

    The Triennial 2015 features recent works by current faculty members in the Department of Art at IUP.

    Triennial 2015

  • Objects of Mourning

    October 1–29, 2015; Annex Gallery, Sprowls Hall

    Renée Zettle-Sterling received her MFA in Sculpture/Installation in 1997 and an MA in metal/jewelry in 1998 from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and a BFA in papermaking/fibers in 1993 from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She is now an associate professor of art and design at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, MI.

    Objects of Mourning

  • Gala: Your Special Island

    October 16, 2015, 6:00–10:00 p.m.; University Museum and Blue Room, Sutton Hall

    The University Museum’s annual benefit gala will set you among the warm sun, white sands, swaying palm trees, and crystal blue waters with its island-themed evening of art, music, and culinary delicacies. Reservations are required, with more information available by late August.

    Gala: Your Special Island

  • 2015 Design Alumni Invitational

    November 5–December 3, 2015; Kipp Gallery, Sprowls Hall

    Gallery visitors will encounter a range of design applications from commercial advertising and interactive mobile apps to corporate branding and Web design; all of which were created by alumni from the Art Department’s Graphic Design program at IUP.

    2015 Design Alumni Invitational

  • Mitaltalim

    November 5–December 3, 2015; Annex Gallery, Sprowls Hall

    By imposing specific guidelines, contributors from different fields are pushed to work outside of their general comfort zone, yet from the familiar space of the medium in which they feel most comfortable. Through this process, a dialogue is opened between the three fields of art, design, and craft, thus highlighting their overlaps as well as their distinctions.


  • Walk Through Latin America

    October 31–December 12, 2015; University Museum and Blue Room, Sutton Hall

    The exhibition begins with a Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) celebration on October 31 and closes in the festive season of Navidad (Christmas). Special speakers and programs will be scheduled during the exhibition weeks.

    Walk Through Latin America

  • 2016 MFA Thesis Exhibitions

    February 6-March 4, 2016; Kipp Gallery and Annex Gallery, Sprowls Hall; University Museum, Sutton Hall

    Bring the family and walk between the University Museum and the Kipp Galleries to experience the best the IUP Art Department has to offer.

    2016 MFA Thesis

  • Words and Objectivity

    March 17–April 14, 2016; Kipp Gallery, Sprowls Hall

    Mireia Sentis started her travels in New York in the 1970s, which provided her with freedom of movement and action; a curiosity for means, themes, and formats; cosmopolitanism; and an interest in in-depth learning about cultures she never saw as minorities, but rather always as constituent parts of her living environment.”

    Words and Objectivity

  • The University Museum Goes Downtown

    April 6-May 2, 2016; Artists Hand Gallery, Philadelphia Street, Downtown Indiana

    Enjoy a cup of fine coffee or tea as you take in the University Museum Goes Downtown exhibit at Downtown Indiana’s Artists Hand Gallery.

    The University Museum Goes Downtown

  • Bartram's Boxes Remix

    March 26-May 7, 2016; University Museum and Blue Room, Sutton Hall

    The exhibit features work in wood and other materials inspired by botanist John Bartram's passion for trees and other plants.

    Bartram's Boxes Remix

  • 2016 BFA Thesis Exhibition

    April 28-May 7, 2016; Kipp Gallery, Sprowls Hall

    As all fine things must come to an end, this exhibition closes the 2015-16 calendar and showcases the university's brightest young talent in the field of visual art.

    2015 Design Kipp Gallery

  • Other Upcoming Events

    Broadway Extravaganza

    Broadway Extravaganza

    Thursday, December 5, Sound Choices

    Photo of a Mountain for 60s, 70s, 80s: Artist Legacy of IUP

    60’s 70’s 80’s: Artist Legacy of IUP

    September 10–November 6, University Museum

    Spring 177 x 133

    The Awakening of Spring

    October 25 - November 2, Theater-by-the-Grove