"The Great War" - Opening Reception

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 5:00pm

Start Date:  7/24/2014  Start Time:  5:00 PM End Date:  7/24/2014  End Time:  7:00 PM

Kent Campus - Kent State University Museum

"The Great War: Women and Fashion in a World at War, 1912-1922"

Coinciding with the one hundredth anniversary of the start of World War I, the Kent State University Museum will launch an exhibit examining the war’s dramatic and lasting impact on women’s dress and societal roles. The Great War: Women and Fashion in a World at War, 1912-1922 opens in the Museum’s Stager and Blum Galleries on Thursday, July 24, with an opening reception taking place the same day from 5 to 7 p.m.

The outbreak of war a hundred years ago ushered in a period of immense social change, rapid technological evolution and the loss of millions of lives. At the same time, women’s workforce participation and social influence expanded considerably.

“Women directly served the war effort not just as nurses, but also in roles that had previously been reserved for men, including service in the Navy and Marines,” said Museum and Exhibit Curator Sara Hume. “Immediately following the war, women in the United States, Canada and several European countries received the right to vote.”

Against this backdrop, women’s clothing and fashion adjusted to suit lives increasingly lived outside the domestic sphere, precipitating a shift in women’s dress that would long outlast the war.

“Women adopted shorter skirts and a looser, less confining silhouette,” said Hume. “While many of women’s inroads into the workforce were quickly reversed once the war ended, the fundamental changes in how women dressed endured.”

The exhibit — which examines women’s lives at work, at play and at home — includes nearly 30 ensembles ranging from eveningwear to military uniforms to bathing suits. Also featured are a selection of contemporary propaganda posters, fashion plates, undergarments and accessories. The Great War will run through July 5, 2015.

The Kent State University Museum is located at 515 Hilltop Drive, at the corner of E. Main St. and S. Lincoln St. in Kent, Ohio. The museum is open to the public on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.; Thursday from 10 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.; and Sunday from noon - 4:45 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and $3 for children under 18. The museum is free with a Kent State ID and free to the public on Sunday. Parking is free. For more information, call 330-672-3450 or visit www.kent.edu/museum.

About the Curator

Sara Hume is curator and an assistant professor at the Kent State University Museum. She earned her Ph.D. in modern European history from the University of Chicago. Her dissertation examines the development and preservation of traditional or folk dress practices in Alsace in the face of pressure from political conflict and mainstream fashion. She is interested in exploring the use of material culture, specifically clothing, in historical scholarship. She also holds a B.A. in art from Yale University and an M.A. in museum studies (with a concentration in costume and textiles) from the Fashion Institute of Technology.


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Start Date:  7/24/2014  Start Time:  5:00 PM
End Date:  7/24/2014  End Time:  7:00 PM

Kent Campus - Kent State University Museum

"The Great War: Women and Fashion in a World at War, 1912-1922"

Coinciding with the one hundredth anniversary of the start of World War I, the Kent State University Museum will launch an exhibit examining the war’s dramatic and lasting impact on women’s dress and societal roles. The Great War: Women and Fashion in a World at War, 1912-1922 opens in the Museum’s Stager and Blum Galleries on Thursday, July 24, with an opening reception taking place the same day from 5 to 7 p.m.

The outbreak of war a hundred years ago ushered in a period of immense social change, rapid technological evolution and the loss of millions of lives. At the same time, women’s workforce participation and social influence expanded considerably.

“Women directly served the war effort not just as nurses, but also in roles that had previously been reserved for men, including service in the Navy and Marines,” said Museum and Exhibit Curator Sara Hume. “Immediately following the war, women in the United States, Canada and several European countries received the right to vote.”

Against this backdrop, women’s clothing and fashion adjusted to suit lives increasingly lived outside the domestic sphere, precipitating a shift in women’s dress that would long outlast the war.

“Women adopted shorter skirts and a looser, less confining silhouette,” said Hume. “While many of women’s inroads into the workforce were quickly reversed once the war ended, the fundamental changes in how women dressed endured.”

The exhibit — which examines women’s lives at work, at play and at home — includes nearly 30 ensembles ranging from eveningwear to military uniforms to bathing suits. Also featured are a selection of contemporary propaganda posters, fashion plates, undergarments and accessories. The Great War will run through July 5, 2015.

The Kent State University Museum is located at 515 Hilltop Drive, at the corner of E. Main St. and S. Lincoln St. in Kent, Ohio. The museum is open to the public on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.; Thursday from 10 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.; and Sunday from noon - 4:45 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and $3 for children under 18. The museum is free with a Kent State ID and free to the public on Sunday. Parking is free. For more information, call 330-672-3450 or visit www.kent.edu/museum.

About the Curator

Sara Hume is curator and an assistant professor at the Kent State University Museum. She earned her Ph.D. in modern European history from the University of Chicago. Her dissertation examines the development and preservation of traditional or folk dress practices in Alsace in the face of pressure from political conflict and mainstream fashion. She is interested in exploring the use of material culture, specifically clothing, in historical scholarship. She also holds a B.A. in art from Yale University and an M.A. in museum studies (with a concentration in costume and textiles) from the Fashion Institute of Technology.

Summer Stock: Hairspray

Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 8:00pm

Start Date:  8/2/2014  Start Time:  8:00 PM End Date:  8/2/2014  End Time:  10:00 PM

Trumbull Campus - Library/Theater Building

Penned by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman, this musical will be directed by Tom Hitmar and company, and is appropriate for ages 14 and up.


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Start Date:  8/2/2014  Start Time:  8:00 PM
End Date:  8/2/2014  End Time:  10:00 PM

Trumbull Campus - Library/Theater Building

Penned by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman, this musical will be directed by Tom Hitmar and company, and is appropriate for ages 14 and up.

"The Great War" - Opening Reception

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 5:00pm

Start Date:  7/24/2014  Start Time:  5:00 PM End Date:  7/24/2014  End Time:  7:00 PM

Kent Campus - Kent State University Museum

"The Great War: Women and Fashion in a World at War, 1912-1922"

Coinciding with the one hundredth anniversary of the start of World War I, the Kent State University Museum will launch an exhibit examining the war’s dramatic and lasting impact on women’s dress and societal roles. The Great War: Women and Fashion in a World at War, 1912-1922 opens in the Museum’s Stager and Blum Galleries on Thursday, July 24, with an opening reception taking place the same day from 5 to 7 p.m.

The outbreak of war a hundred years ago ushered in a period of immense social change, rapid technological evolution and the loss of millions of lives. At the same time, women’s workforce participation and social influence expanded considerably.

“Women directly served the war effort not just as nurses, but also in roles that had previously been reserved for men, including service in the Navy and Marines,” said Museum and Exhibit Curator Sara Hume. “Immediately following the war, women in the United States, Canada and several European countries received the right to vote.”

Against this backdrop, women’s clothing and fashion adjusted to suit lives increasingly lived outside the domestic sphere, precipitating a shift in women’s dress that would long outlast the war.

“Women adopted shorter skirts and a looser, less confining silhouette,” said Hume. “While many of women’s inroads into the workforce were quickly reversed once the war ended, the fundamental changes in how women dressed endured.”

The exhibit — which examines women’s lives at work, at play and at home — includes nearly 30 ensembles ranging from eveningwear to military uniforms to bathing suits. Also featured are a selection of contemporary propaganda posters, fashion plates, undergarments and accessories. The Great War will run through July 5, 2015.

The Kent State University Museum is located at 515 Hilltop Drive, at the corner of E. Main St. and S. Lincoln St. in Kent, Ohio. The museum is open to the public on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.; Thursday from 10 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.; and Sunday from noon - 4:45 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and $3 for children under 18. The museum is free with a Kent State ID and free to the public on Sunday. Parking is free. For more information, call 330-672-3450 or visit www.kent.edu/museum.

About the Curator

Sara Hume is curator and an assistant professor at the Kent State University Museum. She earned her Ph.D. in modern European history from the University of Chicago. Her dissertation examines the development and preservation of traditional or folk dress practices in Alsace in the face of pressure from political conflict and mainstream fashion. She is interested in exploring the use of material culture, specifically clothing, in historical scholarship. She also holds a B.A. in art from Yale University and an M.A. in museum studies (with a concentration in costume and textiles) from the Fashion Institute of Technology.


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Start Date:  7/24/2014  Start Time:  5:00 PM
End Date:  7/24/2014  End Time:  7:00 PM

Kent Campus - Kent State University Museum

"The Great War: Women and Fashion in a World at War, 1912-1922"

Coinciding with the one hundredth anniversary of the start of World War I, the Kent State University Museum will launch an exhibit examining the war’s dramatic and lasting impact on women’s dress and societal roles. The Great War: Women and Fashion in a World at War, 1912-1922 opens in the Museum’s Stager and Blum Galleries on Thursday, July 24, with an opening reception taking place the same day from 5 to 7 p.m.

The outbreak of war a hundred years ago ushered in a period of immense social change, rapid technological evolution and the loss of millions of lives. At the same time, women’s workforce participation and social influence expanded considerably.

“Women directly served the war effort not just as nurses, but also in roles that had previously been reserved for men, including service in the Navy and Marines,” said Museum and Exhibit Curator Sara Hume. “Immediately following the war, women in the United States, Canada and several European countries received the right to vote.”

Against this backdrop, women’s clothing and fashion adjusted to suit lives increasingly lived outside the domestic sphere, precipitating a shift in women’s dress that would long outlast the war.

“Women adopted shorter skirts and a looser, less confining silhouette,” said Hume. “While many of women’s inroads into the workforce were quickly reversed once the war ended, the fundamental changes in how women dressed endured.”

The exhibit — which examines women’s lives at work, at play and at home — includes nearly 30 ensembles ranging from eveningwear to military uniforms to bathing suits. Also featured are a selection of contemporary propaganda posters, fashion plates, undergarments and accessories. The Great War will run through July 5, 2015.

The Kent State University Museum is located at 515 Hilltop Drive, at the corner of E. Main St. and S. Lincoln St. in Kent, Ohio. The museum is open to the public on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.; Thursday from 10 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.; and Sunday from noon - 4:45 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and $3 for children under 18. The museum is free with a Kent State ID and free to the public on Sunday. Parking is free. For more information, call 330-672-3450 or visit www.kent.edu/museum.

About the Curator

Sara Hume is curator and an assistant professor at the Kent State University Museum. She earned her Ph.D. in modern European history from the University of Chicago. Her dissertation examines the development and preservation of traditional or folk dress practices in Alsace in the face of pressure from political conflict and mainstream fashion. She is interested in exploring the use of material culture, specifically clothing, in historical scholarship. She also holds a B.A. in art from Yale University and an M.A. in museum studies (with a concentration in costume and textiles) from the Fashion Institute of Technology.

Entrepreneur Experience

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 7:30am

Start Date:  6/24/2014  Start Time:  7:30 AM End Date:  6/24/2014  End Time:  9:30 AM

Stark Campus - University Center

Canton Small Business Development Center at Kent State University at Stark and Stark Entrepreneurship Alliance present the Entrepreneur Experience on Tuesday, June 24 from 7:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Keynote Speaker: Morley Winograd

$19.99 per person
Register at www.cantonsbdc.org.


Learn More About This Event

Start Date:  6/24/2014  Start Time:  7:30 AM
End Date:  6/24/2014  End Time:  9:30 AM

Stark Campus - University Center

Canton Small Business Development Center at Kent State University at Stark and Stark Entrepreneurship Alliance present the Entrepreneur Experience on Tuesday, June 24 from 7:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Keynote Speaker: Morley Winograd

$19.99 per person
Register at www.cantonsbdc.org.

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