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.
In the Galleries
"Re-Emergence" brings together works of art by friends who, more than ten years ago, joined their talents to form a cooperative gallery in Kent called Group Ten Gallery under the sponsorship of the late Ron Burbick. Featuring local artists Ben Bassham, Debrah Butler, Jeff Fauser, Judy Gaiser, Linda Hutchinson, Tom Jackson, Dan Lindner, Geoff Mowery, John Sharp and John Smolko. On view June 18 through July 31, 2021.