Past Exhibitions

artwork by sue coe "if anminals believed in god the devil would look like a human being" depicting a group of various animals gathered around a human figure with wings

Sue Coe, "If Animals Believed in God the Devil Would Look Like a Human Being", 2018, litho with handcoloring, 23" x 31"

A Call to question

Artwork from the Collection of Adam DelMarcelle

Presented by Professor Liz Schneider and the Animated Arts Department

October 26-December 16, 2024

Artist Talk and demo by Sue Coe: Friday, Oct. 27, Printmaking Studio

image of textile artwork with various shapes including triangles a hand a snake and mice
Eric Anthony Berdis

These Ones are Going to Grow Big Someday

Artist in Residence, Site Specific Installation

On campus residency: October 17 - November 3, 2023 // Exhibition on view: November 3 - December 16, 2023

Presented in collaboration with the Art Education Department and Dr. Carrie Nordlund

image of textile artwork with various shapes including triangles a hand a snake and mice
Dan Welden : Spectrum sinfonia

Paintings & Works on Paper, curated by Ron Schira

September 8 - October 14, 2022

painted image of a man's face with pattern dots and leafy background

Ronald Jackson "She Sang a Song No One Would Hear", 2019, 67" x 57"

Figures and projections

Selections from the Petrucci Family Foundation Collection of African American Art

Curated by Dr. Dan Haxall and KU Art History students

October 28 - December 12, 2021

black-and-white pencil drawing of a desert scene, with sparse plants and a craggy cliff on the right side, overlaid with a series of shaded rectangles
Rodrigo Valenzuela

Jornada, curated by Jayne Struble

October 20, 2019 - February 9, 2020

Artist Talk: February 3, 6 pm

large series of intertwined, funnel-shaped nets
John Cunningham, Artist in Residence

Hypostyle, site-specific installation

September 19 - Nov. 10, 2019

Artist Talk: September 19, 6:30 pm

Wall decorated with six posters (from top left to bottom right) of a man on a motorbike, several cartoon doves above the word peace, a Gotye album cover, "the national poster retrospecticus," Rocky Balboa wearing shorts and boxing gloves, and a dinosaur standing on a crumbling stack of rocks
National Poster Retrospecticus

September 13 – November 16, 2018

The National Poster Retrospecticus is an internationally traveling poster show. The NPR features more than 400 hand-printed posters made by over 150 of the most prominent poster designers around the world.

Artist Talk: KU Alum, Tom Whalen October 13, 3 pm

Cultural installation decorated with carved wood pieces and speakers dotted along the wall
Justin Randolph Thompson and Bradly Dever Treadaway, Artists in Residence

The Antennae of the Race site-specific installation

February 8 – March 8, 2018

Artist Talk: February 8, 6 pm

Group of observers walking under an instillation that appears to be a shapeless, glowing red cave
Dana Lynn Harper, Artist in Residence

Bloom Bloom site-specific installation

February 9 - March 9, 2017, 

Artist Talk: February 9, 2017, 6 pm

Chalk drawing of a clothesline and clothespins on a blackboard wall, with real sweatshirts and a mannequin wearing a similar sweatshirt appearing to hang from the drawn clothespins

Image credit: Video still by Robin Rhode

Experimentation / Improvisation

October 19 - November 17, 2017

Curated by Rhonda Wall and Rick Salafia

Featuring: Pat Badt & Scott Sherk, Lyn Godley, Katja Loher, Robin Rhode, John F. Simon Jr., Anne Spalter, Nicki Stager, Genevieve White

Artist Talk: Katja Loher

Artist Talk: Anne Spalter

closeup on a hanging plate with crystal statuettes

Photo credit: photograph of installation by John Sterling Ruth

Emily Nachison, Artist in Residence

Long Lost site-specific installation

January 25-March 22, 2016

three men holding weapons and attacking each other
Cellblock Visions: Set Free in the Penitentiary

Curated by Phyllis Kornfeld

September 7 – October 6, 2016

Curator Talk by Phyllis Kornfeld, September 7, 6 pm

Artwork detail: Close up of “A Study in Black and White” by Arthur Keigney

Painting of a woman lying in bed with her covers thrown to the side and a dog sitting behind the bed board

Photo credit: Sarah McEneaney, Night, 2008, egg tempera on linen, 48 x 48.

Philadelphia Painters

October 20 – November 20, 2016

Curated by Mark Mahosky,

Featuring Arden Bendler Browning, Charles Burwell, Meghan Cox, Sarah Gamble, Barry Goldberg, Neysa Grassi, Jane Irish, Sarah McEneaney, John Moore, Quentin Morris, Michelle Oosterbahn, Bruce Pollock, Celia Reisman, Stuart Shils, Becky Suss, Jackie Tileston, Isaac Tin Wei Lin, Joan Wadleigh Curren, and Justin Webb.

Talk by Jane Irish October 28, 6 pm

Talk by Sarah McEneaney November 5, 6 pm

Talk by Celia Reisman November 15, 6 pm

painting of geometric shapes on top of a grid
Michael Covello, Artist in Residence

The Triangles Through the Leaves, site-specific installation

Residency: Jan 20 - March 8, 2015.

Tapestry and long-sleeved dress constructed from cross-hatched belts of black-and-white striped fabric
Shifting Paradigms: The New Arts Program and Kutztown University 1974-1978 

September 12-October 11, 2015

Featuring: James Carroll, James O. Clark, Joseph Egan, Paul Harryn, Michael Kessler, Barbara Kilpatrick

Digital arrow displaying the path of a set of data
The Digital Visual: An Exhibition of Information Design

October 22 – November 22, 2015

Curated by Summer Doll-Myers and Josh Miller Featuring: Aaron Koblin (California), Stefanie Posavec (London), Giorgia Lupi (NY), Accurat, Nicholas Fenton (NY), Moritz Stefaner (Germany), Marius Walz (NY), Alexander Chen (San Francisco), Pop Chart Labs

Guest Speaker: Stefanie Posavec

sand sculpture of a bird on a hardwood floor
Hannah Bertram, Artist in Residence

Site-Specific Installation

February 6 - March 14, 2014

closeup on a painting of water droplets
Kati Toivanen


September 4 – Oct 5, 2014

Artist Talk: September 4, 6 pm

tapestry with a woven message about the evolution of people

Photo credit: Janice Arnold, felt installation

Engage: Color, Ritual, Material Studies

October 16- November 22, 2014

Curated by Michael Radyk. Featuring Dorothy Akpene Amenuke (Ghana), Janice Arnold (Grand Mound, WA), Jeffrey Clancy (Madison, WI), Ted Hallman (Lederach, PA), Mary Hark (Madison, WI), Ritsuko Hirai (San Francisco, CA), Moon Jung Jang (Athens, GA), Amy Putansu (Clyde, NC), Barbara Tetenbaum (Portland, OR), Theo Uliano (Philadelphia, PA).

Presented in conjunction with the Nov 22 Art Education Conference with feature workshops by Janice Arnold, Jeffrey Clancy, Theo Uliano, Mary Hark, Ted Hallman, Moon Jung Jang, and Amy Putansu.

Female student looking at a display of statues constructed from plastic children's playground pieces
Jarod Charzewski, Artist in Residence

Obtain, Possess, Discard site-specific installation

January 21 – Feb 7, 2013

Artist Talk: January 21, 6 pm

wire sculpture of a broken-down pot next to twisted tree branches

Photo credit: woven basket by Deborah Mull

Modern Makers: 21st Century Craft in Berks and Lehigh Counties

Oct 17- Nov 22, 2013

Featuring Lisa and Scott Cylinder (Oley), Janna Gregonis (Kutztown), Jeff Kleckner (Allentown), Bill Kreider (Bethlehem), Deborah Mull (Emmaus), Barbara Schulman (Kutztown), Willi Singleton (Kempton), Wendy Stevens (Fleetwood), E. Douglas Wunder (Kutztown).

Print of two men staring at each other over a bar counter, with closer man seated and the further standing with a lit cigarette in his hand

Photo credit: Bruce Waldman, Confrontation, monoprint, 2012

Printmaking Invitational

September 6 - October 5, 2012

Curated by Evan Summer, featuring artists Michael Goro (Chicago, IL), Richard Hricko (Philadelphia, PA), Frances Jetter (NY, NY), Endi Poskovic (Ann Arbor, MI) , Rosalyn Richards (Lewisburg, PA), Rostislav Spitkovsky (Brooklyn, NY), Ivanco Talevski (Philadelphia, PA), Rochelle Toner (Philadelphia, PA), Bruce Waldman (Westfield, NJ).

Tapestry displaying a mountain range in black and white
Onishi Yasuaki, Artist in Residence

Reverse of Volume, Site Specific Installation

January 26 - March 12, 2012

painting of a lavish throne-like chair in an abandoned stone building, sitting atop a pile of rubble

Photo credit: Wafaa Bilal, The Ashes Series, 2009, archival inkjet prints mounted on diebond, 38” x 46.5” each


October 18-November 18, 2012

Out of Rubble, curated by Susanne Slavick

Artists include Taysir Batniji, (Palestine), Wafaa Bilal (Iraq), Enrique Castrejon (Mexico), Lenka Clayton (England), Jane Dixon (England), Hirokazu Fukawa ( Japan), Monica Haller (USA), Andrew Ellis Johnson (USA), Jennifer Karady, (USA), Osman Khan (Pakistan), Samina Mansuri (Pakistan), Simon Norfolk (England), Elin O'Hara Slavick (USA), Rocio Rodriguez (Cuba), Susanne Slavick (USA), Elaine Spatz-Rabinowitz (USA).

Felt cutouts of a cartoon bandit wearing a belt of grenades, in front of more felt star-shaped explosions
Chris Dacre, Artist in Residence

War is Fun, site-specific installation

January 21 – March 15, 2011,

Black and white shot of a man playing the French horn
The Sight of Sound: Larry Fink curates William Gottlieb and Larry Fink

Oct 13 - Nov 20, 2011

Cartoon drawing of a boy combing his hair in a cluttered bathroom

Photo credit: detail from book “Parts” by Tedd Arnold

Lively Art of Picture Books: Illustrations from the Collection of Robert Dornish

Oct 21 - Nov 21, 2010

Click here to learn about this exhibit.

A group of students staring straight-faced at the camera in front of a wooden cabin in the forest

Photo credit: Lydia Panas, A Suspended Moment, 2008


Sept 9 - Oct 10, 2010

Greg Coates, Wendy Edsall Kerwin, Shauna Frischkorn, Peggy Blei-Hracho, Ted Ormai, Lydia Panas, N. Sarangouis + Valetta, Brant Schuller, Georgette Veeder, Kristen T. Woodward.