Events Archive

Gallery Opening: Ohio Designer Craftsmen: Best of Ohio

Wednesday, August 31, 2022 - 10:00am to Saturday, October 1, 2022 - 4:00pm

ODC: The Best of 2022

Thursday, August 25, 2022 (All day) to Thursday, September 29, 2022 (All day)

The Best of 2022 Annual Juried Members Competition Ohio Designer Craftsmen *also in Payto and Crawford galleries directly adjacent to CVA Gallery

Janice Lessman-Moss headshot in front of weaving

Celebrating Janice Lessman-Moss

Saturday, May 7, 2022 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm

The Kent State Museum and School of Art invite you to join us to celebrate Janice Lessman-Moss on Saturday, May 7 from 2 - 4 p.m. at the KSU Museum, located at 515 Hilltop Drive in Kent, Ohio. We will recognize her artistic accomplishments as displayed in her exhibition, "Dancing with the Distance" and her retirement from the School of Art after more than 40 years of service. Light refreshments will be served and remarks will take place at 3 p.m.

Portrait of artist April Bey with her artwork

April Bey: Art and the Millennial Natural Hair Movement

Friday, March 4, 2022 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Bahamian American interdisciplinary visual artist April Bey presents her work on Black hair and the Millennial Natural Hair Movement on YouTube. This talk features a chronological presentation of Bey's work from an academic career as a student to current works as part of an ongoing studio practice focusing on Black natural hair and the politics surrounding its various expressions in America and the diaspora. Q&A to follow. Banner image courtesy of Blair J. Meadows Photography  

School of Art Meet-Up 2021

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm

School of Art students, faculty and staff are invited to join the community for a welcome back to campus meet-up on Tuesday, August 31 staring at 1:30 p.m.! Students will have the opportunity to meet faculty, staff and peers while enjoying light refreshments. Students will also have the opportunity to win raffle prizes. This event will be held outside (weather permitting) by the Lester A. Lefton Esplanade entrance to the Center for the Visual Arts. Rain location - CVA atrium (masks required indoors)

Womanisms and Radical Feminisms

Friday, April 30, 2021 -
12:00pm to 1:30pm

Anti-Racism Town Hall for the School of Art

Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 4:00pm to Friday, April 9, 2021 - 4:45pm

Anti-Racism Town Hall - Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 101

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 12:00pm to Thursday, March 11, 2021 - 12:45pm

Left image is a sketch for Robert Smithson's Partially Buried Woodshed and right image is a photo of one of the students who helped with the project.

Acquiring History

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 - 11:00am to Sunday, September 27, 2020 - 4:45pm

Acquiring History: The 50 Year Legacy of Robert Smithson’s Partially Buried Woodshed at Kent State University KSU Downtown Gallery, 141 E. Main St., Kent, Ohio August 4 - September 26, 2020

Cancelled - Danger Came Smiling: Feminist Art and Popular Music

Friday, April 10, 2020 - 12:00pm to Saturday, April 11, 2020 - 12:45pm

This event has been cancelled due to the university closures to help stop the spread of COVID-19. The School of Art presents a lecture with visiting critic/art historian Maria Elena Buszek, an author, curator and professor who addresses feminist issues in contemporary art and craft. Free for all.


Thursday, December 8, 2022 -
11:00am to 4:00pm
Tuesday, January 17, 2023 - 9:00am to Friday, February 10, 2023 - 5:00pm
Friday, January 27, 2023 - 9:00am to Saturday, March 18, 2023 - 5:00pm
Friday, February 24, 2023 - 9:00am to Friday, March 17, 2023 - 5:00pm
Friday, April 7, 2023 - 9:00am to Saturday, May 13, 2023 - 5:00pm
Friday, May 19, 2023 - 9:00am to Friday, July 7, 2023 - 5:00pm