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.

Current BFA Candidates:

Apply for the 2018 BFA Senior Thesis Exhibition 

The Kent State University School of Art 2018 BFA Senior Thesis Exhibition will take place over two weeks in the Center for Visual Arts, April 16-27, 2018. The opening reception(s) are TBD, in which the entire faculty, university, and local art community will be invited to attend. All participating students will have an individual postcard made for them and be part of the opening reception.

 You must apply with the form below to complete your senior thesis in Spring 2018.  Deadline to apply is March 1, 2018.

APPLY FOR 2018 BFA EXHIBITION

 

On View

Kent State National Ceramics Invitational

Kent State National Ceramics Invitational

The School of Art Collection and Galleries at Kent State University present “Kent State National Ceramics Invitational” from February 22 – March 17, 2018 at the Downtown Gallery.  The exhibition was curated by Assistant Professor in Ceramics at the School of Art, Peter Christian Johnson and includes artists Kyle Johns, Shalya Marsh and Sara Parent-Ramos. An opening reception will be held on February 22 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. 

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Student Annual 2018

Student Annual 2018

The School of Art Collection and Galleries at Kent State University presents “The Student Annual” from March 1 – March 16, 2018 at the CVA Gallery.  This year’s juror is former Chief Curator at the Akron Art Museum, Janice Driesbach.  Driesbach will choose a selection of undergraduate and graduate artwork to display at the School of Art’s main gallery and select several awards for outstanding submissions. The opening reception and award ceremony will be held on Thursday, March 1 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.  Both the exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

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MFA 2018

MFA 2018

The School of Art Collection and Galleries and the School of Art at Kent State University present a curated exhibition of recent works by current M.F.A. graduate students.  Join us for the opening reception of "MFA 2018” on Thursday, January 18 from 5-7 pm at the CVA Gallery (325 Terrace Drive). The exhibition will be on view through February 16, 2018. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.  A full color catalog will be available at the CVA Gallery for $10.

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m coy, anxiety man (yellow), 2017

m - current works

The School of Art Collection and Galleries and the School of Art at Kent State University present an exhibition of recent work by local artist, m coy at the Downtown Gallery in Kent.  Join us for the opening reception of "m - current works: a selection of art by m coy” on Thursday, January 18 from 5-7 pm at the Downtown Gallery (141 E. Main Street). The exhibition will be on view through February 17, 2018. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

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