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School of Art Collection and Galleries

The School of Art Collection and Galleries are comprised of seven gallery spaces located on the Kent State University campus, downtown Kent and at the Blossom Music Center. The galleries exhibit art from local, regional, national and international artists with new exhibitions every 4-6 weeks. Students also have opportunities to exhibit their work in many of these spaces. The collection consists of over 4,000 historical and contemporary art objects contained in an open storage space located at the Center for the Visual Arts. The space is easily accessible to classes so students can get up close and even handle objects. The mission of the School of Art Collection is to collect objects important to the history of the school as well as works created by women and artists of color.

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Alumni Show 2018

Alumni Show 2018

Join us for the first of two alumni shows, featuring work by School of Art alumni at the KSU Downtown Gallery.  The show will be on view at the KSU Downtown Gallery from September 28 - October 27, 2018 with an opening reception during the First Friday Art Walk on October 5 from 5-8 p.m.  Both the reception and the exhibition are free and open to the public. 

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Kent Blossom Art intensives: The First Ten Years, Highlights from the School of Art Collection, image: Alex Katz, "Late July" Lithograph

Kent Blossom Art Intensives: The First 10 Years

Since 1968, the School of Art has been conducting studio art intensives during the summers where visiting artists travel to Kent State to teach and mentor a select group of students. In this exhibition, artworks from the School of Art Collection created by visiting artists who participated during the first decade of the Kent Blossom Art program (1968-1977) will be on display.  Join us to celebrate 50 years of Kent Blossom Art Intensives!  

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Collage: Sequential Events, Jeff Fauser. Aug. 3 - Nov. 3, 2018 at the KSU Hotel and Conference Center

Collage: Sequential Events by Jeff Fauser

Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center 


August 3 - November 3, 2018

Opening Reception: August 3, 2018   5-8 p.m.

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The School of Art Collection and Galleries are supported in part by the Ohio Arts Council.