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.

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BFA Thesis Exhibition, Opening reception, Friday, April 20 5-8 pm, Center for the Visual Arts

BFA Thesis Exhibition 2018

Join us for the second annual BFA Thesis Exhibition opening reception on Friday, April 20, 2018 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Eighteen senior B.F.A. candidates will be displaying their artwork throughout the entire building at the Center for the Visual Arts.  The exhibit will be on view from April 16 – 27, 2018. Both the exhibit and the reception are free and open to the public.

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Stratosphere 2018 Juried Art Competition, Theme: Flight

Stratosphere 2018 Reception and Awards

You are invited to the Kent State College of the Arts annual University-wide juried art show, "Stratosphere." A group art exhibition of work of 27 finalists will be on display at the School of Art's Downtown Gallery (141 East Main Street) with an opening reception on Thursday, April 19 from 5-7 p.m. The show will be on view through May 5, 2018.

This year's juror is Deirdre Murphy. She will give a lecture on Friday, April 20 at 12 p.m. entitled: "The Longer You Look, The More You See."

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