The School of Art Collection and Galleries are comprised of seven gallery spaces located on the Kent State University campus and downtown Kent, Ohio. 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 of Art as well as works created by women and artists of color.
In the Galleries
“A Collaboration of Creativity” features a wide range of prints by distinguished artist David C. Driskell and master printer Curlee Raven Holton. The work will be on view at the CVA Gallery from Oct. 6 through Nov. 10, 2021. This exhibition is presented in partnership with the David C. Driskell Center at the University of Maryland.
The fifth annual Kent State National Ceramics Invitational “Cutting The Line: Drawing on Ceramics” will be on view from August 26 through October 23, 2021 at the KSU Downtown Gallery. The exhibition was curated by School of Art ceramics professor Michelle Summers and includes artists Molly Ann Bishop, Eun-Ha Paek, Joe Kraft, April Felipe and Rick Nickel. An opening reception will be held on Friday, August 27 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Dakota Mace is a Diné (Navajo) photographer and textile artist who focuses on translating the language of Diné weaving history and beliefs through her artwork. The exhibition’s title "Badahani" translates to “Their Stories” and will be on view Nov. 5 through Dec. 18 at the KSU Downtown Gallery. Artist talk and reception on Dec. 3.