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.

On View

Mary King, We Couldn't Control Our Boarders

E Pluribus: Reflections on the Anniversary of 9/11

August 29 – September 29, 2017

CVA Gallery

Reception - Monday, September 11,  5-7 pm

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Heather, photo by McKenzie Beynon

Amicitia - Photography by McKenzie Beynon

August 3 - 26, 2017

Downtown Gallery

Join us for the opening of "AMICITIA" photography by McKenzie Beynon. The opening reception will be held on Thursday, August 3 from 5-7 pm at the Downtown Gallery in Kent. The show is on view through August 26, 2017.

Location: 141 East Main Street, Kent, Ohio

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Painting by Kade Marsili titled Away, Away, Away

Bubble, Pop, Electric

August 5 - September 3, 2017

Eells Gallery

The School of Art Collection and Galleries presents Bubble, Pop, Electric from August 5 – September 3, 2017 at Eells Gallery, located in Blossom Music Center.  The show is curated by grad student, Lindsey James and features five paintings by undergraduate student, Kade Marsili alongside work from the School of Art Collection. The work chosen from the collection includes three serigraph prints by Clarence Holbrook Carter.

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Current BFA Candidates:

Apply for the BFA Senior Thesis Exhibition