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Time Warner Cable Sponsors Kent State University Museum’s “Katharine Hepburn: Dressed for Stage and Screen”

Posted Oct. 18, 2010

TWC joins other corporate sponsors in supporting the Kent State University Museum’s original exhibition presenting the screen legend’s personal collection of performance clothes

Kent State University Museum is pleased to welcome Time Warner Cable as a major corporate sponsor for its newly opened exhibition “Katharine Hepburn: Dressed for Stage and Screen.” The exhibit, which runs until Sept. 4, 2011, is drawn from Hepburn’s personal collection of performance clothes given to the museum by her estate in 2008 and features stage and film costumes, as well as apparel Hepburn wore for publicity purposes.

Photo from Katharine Hepburn exhibition at the Kent State University MuseumHepburn is universally recognized as one of the silver screen’s greatest actresses. She was nominated by the Motion Picture Academy a record 12 times in the best leading actress category and won four Oscars – for “Morning Glory” (1933), “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” (1967), “The Lion In Winter” (1968) and “On Golden Pond” (1981). This winning record has never been equaled.

“Katharine Hepburn has had a profound impact on American popular culture and fashion, and has influenced generations of women,” said Jean Druesedow, director of the Kent State University Museum and curator of the exhibit. “She epitomized the modern American woman – smart, independent, active, honest, feisty and outspoken.”

Time Warner Cable joins Dillard’s, H/L Communications, Nordstrom and WCLV in sponsoring the exhibition. The sponsorship is a great fit for Time Warner Cable. The company's channel lineup includes Turner Classic Movies and American Movie Classics, two networks that often air Hepburn's films.

“Time Warner Cable is proud to be part of such a unique exhibit featuring an American icon like Katherine Hepburn,” said Vin Zachariah, regional vice president of operations for Time Warner Cable Northeast Ohio/Western Pennsylvania.

For more information about Kent State University Museum and the Katharine Hepburn exhibit, call 330-672-3450, visit www.kent.edu/museum or go to the Kent State University Museum Facebook page. 

About the Kent State University Museum
2010-11 marks the 25th anniversary year of the Kent State University Museum. Opened to the public in October 1985, the Kent State University Museum was founded with an initial contribution from New York dress manufacturers Jerry Silverman and Shannon Rodgers. Their gift included 4,000 costumes and accessories, nearly 1,000 pieces of decorative art and a 5,000-volume reference library. Today, the museum’s collections total more than 40,000 pieces, and it holds one of the most comprehensive teaching collections of fashionable design from the 18th century to the present. Its eight galleries feature changing exhibitions of work by many of the world's great designers and an extensive collection of American glass, fine furniture, textiles, paintings and other decorative arts combine to give context to the study of design.

About Time Warner Cable
Time Warner Cable is the second-largest cable operator in the United States, with technologically advanced, well-clustered systems located in five geographic areas — New York State (including New York City), the Carolinas, Ohio, southern California (including Los Angeles) and Texas. Time Warner Cable serves more than 14 million customers who subscribe to one or more of its video, high-speed data and voice services. Time Warner Cable Business Class offers a suite of phone, Internet, Ethernet and cable television services to businesses of all sizes. Time Warner Cable Media Sales, the advertising arm of Time Warner Cable, offers national, regional and local companies innovative advertising solutions that are targeted and affordable. More information about the services of Time Warner Cable is available at www.timewarnercable.com, www.twcbc.com and www.twcmediasales.com.

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Photo Caption:
“Katharine Hepburn: Dressed for Stage and Screen” is now on exhibit at the Kent State University Museum through Sept. 4, 2011. This original exhibition features items from Hepburn’s personal collection of her performance clothes given to the Kent State University Museum by her estate in 2008. 

Media Contacts:
James Harris, jharris@hlcommunications.com, 440-729-1426
Emily Vincent, evincen2@kent.edu, 330-672-8595