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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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Jewelry and Gender: Challenging the Norms - four photos of models modeling jewelry

Jewelry and Gender: Challenging the Norms

The Kent State University School of Art Collection and Galleries presents Jewelry and Gender: Challenging the Norms at the KSU Downtown Gallery from November 2 through December 1, 2018.  The exhibition, curated by Roza Maille, looks at art jewelry through the lens of gender, displayed alongside photographs of local LGBTQ+ youth, serving as models.  Quotes from model interviews about their own gender expressions and identities will be included in the display, giving the viewer perspective on the spectrum of gender identities that exist, as opposed to the male/female binary.

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Biennial Faculty Show, Artwork by School of Art Faculty Oct. 16-Nov. 16, 2018, CVA Gallery

Biennial Faculty Show

The School of Art Collection and Galleries and the School of Art at Kent State University present Biennial Faculty Show, on view at the CVA Gallery from October 16 through November 16, 2018.  An opening reception with the artists will take place at the Center for the Visual Arts (325 Terrace Dr. Kent, Ohio) on Friday, October 19 from 5-7 p.m.  Both the exhibition and the reception are free and open to the public.  

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