School of Art Collection and Galleries | Kent State University

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.

On View

Allison Smith, MFA Thesis exhibition called 162 Springcrest, weavings

Allison Smith, 162 Springcrest

MFA thesis exhibition "162 Springcrest" for Allison Smith, MFA candidate in the textiles program. The exhibition will be on view from March 19-24 at the Downtown Gallery (141 E. Main St.) with a reception on Friday, March 23 from 5-7 pm. 

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Symbiosis: Fashion and Art, April 2-7, 2018

Symbiosis: Fashion and Art

 Symbiosis: Fashion and Art integrates fashion design and print media in a collection of garments and artworks. The motivation for the project is to integrate two artistic fields that often use similar tools, studio environments, and design skills, but  ultimately create distinctive outcomes with different audiences. Effective collaborations between fashion and print media can motivate students to transfer their ideas between the two dimensional art pieces and three dimensional wearable garments.

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