Kent State ​University’s cultural offerings have a reach far beyond the borders of Ohio. There’s always something new to experience at the many events held at Kent State, at off-campus locations year-round, ​or virtually. Explore below to find live or digital exhibitions on a wide range of topics.

Featured Live Experiences

 

  • TEXTURES  synthesizes research in history, fashion, art, and visual culture to reassess the “hair story” of peoples of African descent. Long a fraught topic for African Americans and others in the diaspora, Black hair is here addressed by artists, barbers, and activists in both its historical perceptions and its ramifications for self and society today. Combs, products, and implements from the collection of hair pioneer Willie Morrow are paired here with masterworks from artists including James Van Der Zee, Sonya Clark, Lorna Simpson, Mary Sibande and Zanele Muholi.

  • KSU Downtown Gallery
    March 15 - May 14, 2022

    Luanne Redeye grew up on the Allegany Indian Reservation in Western New York. It is from here where she draws inspiration incorporating community and family members into her paintings, which gives her works a strong personal and emotional component. 

    “As a figurative artist my work is an intersection of autobiography and community. I depict my culture and the relationship between perception and experience through genre scenes and portraits of people from my home reservation in New York." - Luanne Redeye

Featured Digital Experiences