The School of Art Collection and Galleries are comprised of seven gallery spaces located on the Kent State University campus and downtown Kent, Ohio. 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 of Art as well as works created by women and artists of color.

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

Three prints from the MAPC Juried Exhibition - Left is a print that resembles a flyer, in the center is a print of a silver mylar balloon in the shape of a heart and right is a print of flowers.

Witness the Power of Print at Kent State’s MAPC Exhibitions and Symposium

The School of Art Collection and Galleries present the 2020 Mid America Print Council Members Exhibition, a juried show of work created by Mid America Print Council (MAPC) members, selected by Pittsburgh-based artist Imin Yeh. The exhibition includes a variety of prints from over 40 artists and will be on view Oct. 6 through Nov. 13, 2020 at the CVA Gallery on the Kent campus.

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    See what is coming up at the School of Art Galleries' CVA Gallery, KSU Downtown Gallery, KSU Hotel Gallery and the Michener Gallery.

  • CVA Gallery

    CVA Gallery

    The CVA Gallery is the main School of Art Gallery, located on the first floor of the Center for the Visual Arts (CVA) on Kent Campus.

  • KSU Downtown Gallery

    KSU Downtown Gallery

    The KSU Downtown Gallery is located in the heart of downtown Kent, Ohio, with rotating exhibitions every 1-2 months featuring local, national and international artists as well as School of Art alumni and faculty.

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