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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.

On View

The View From Here - Camara Guèye, Village Promenade, 2012

The View From Here: Contemporary Perspectives from Senegal

Featuring work created since 2010, this exhibition offers a wide panorama of art practice from the perspective of artists—individuals who uncover aspects of their own identity as they reflect on contemporary life in Senegal. Collectively, their work acts as a portrait of how one African country can inspire creative minds, balancing universal questions with local characteristics. 

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Alumni Show 2019

Alumni Show 2019

The School of Art Collection and Galleries and the School of Art at Kent State University present “Alumni Show 2019,” the second in a series of two shows featuring recently created artwork by School of Art graduates. The alumni selected attended either the undergraduate or graduate program, ranging from more recent graduates to those who are reconnecting after a decade or more. The exhibition will be on view from January 17 through February 16, 2019 with an opening reception on Friday, January 18 from 5-7 p.m.

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Jenniffer Omaitz, Folds, Gestures, Movement, KSU Hotel Gallery, Dec. 2018

Folds, Gestures, Movement by Jenniffer Omaitz

The Kent State University School of Art Collection and Galleries presents “Folds, Gestures, Movement” by Jenniffer Omaitz. This solo exhibition includes paintings by Omaitz that were created from 2015-2018 and will be on view at the Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center from December 7, 2018 through March 30, 2019.  An opening reception will take place on Friday, December 7 from 5-8 p.m. during the First Friday Art Walk in downtown Kent.

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