Thursday, September 30, 2021 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm

Renown Conservator, Howard Sutcliffe, will describe his work on three Museum garments for the current exhibition Forever Chanel: Coco + Karl, as well as other recent adventures in conservation. The conservator, who cares for and often stabilizes and saves artifacts, textiles and garments from ruin, is a remarkable combination of historian, scientist, aritst and dare we say alchemist. 

This special event is made possible by the Jean Druesedow Endowed Fund for Costume and Textile Conservation, sponsored by Christopher P. Sullivan, M.D.

Monday, October 4, 2021 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

Become a docent!

Share your love of fashion and art by becoming a docent at the Kent State University Museum.

What is a docent?

A volunteer tour guide who interprets museum exhibitions for visitors.

What do the tours entail?

The KSU Museum welcomes groups of visitors from schools and other organizations ranging from sewing guilds to senior centers. Our docents explain our exhibitions including the Fashion Timeline which showcases the history of fashion from the 18th century to the present day.

Thursday, November 4, 2021 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm

We welcome Assistant Professor Shana Klein of the KSU School of Art to present a talk highlighting the content in her recently published book: “The Fruits of Empire: Art, Food, and the Politics of Race in the Age of American Expansion.” Klein studies food in the decades after the Civil War, when Americans consumed an unprecedented amount of fruit due to advancements in refrigeration and transportation.

Thursday, April 14, 2022 (All day) to Friday, April 15, 2022 (All day)

Call for Presenters: A Symposium for TEXTURES: the history and art of Black hair 

Kent State University Museum
Kent, Ohio
April 14-15, 2022

Deadline for Submission: September 1, 2021