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.

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

Small Works Juried Exhibition, January 24-February 29, 2020

Call for Art - Small Works Juried Exhibition

The Small Works Juried Exhibition is open to artists worldwide.  The exhibition will be on view at the KSU Downtown Gallery (141 E. Main St., Kent, Ohio) from January 24 - February 29, 2020.  

Deadline for entries is December 5, 2019. 

Juror: Gianna Commito

Artists must be 18 years or older.
Artists working in any media are welcome to enter up to three (3), original works of art and up to three per artist will be accepted.

  • Gallery Hours

    Gallery Hours

    View gallery hours for our gallery spaces on and off campus.

  • CVA Gallery

    CVA Gallery

    The CVA Gallery is the main School of Art Gallery, located on the first floor of the Center for the Visual Arts (CVA) on Kent Campus.

  • KSU Downtown Gallery

    KSU Downtown Gallery

    The KSU Downtown Gallery is located in the heart of downtown Kent, Ohio, with rotating exhibitions every 1-2 months featuring local, national and international artists as well as School of Art alumni and faculty.

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