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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

Marie Bukowski, Memoirs of Disintegration, KSU Downtown Gallery, Dec. 2018

Memoirs of Disintegration by Marie Bukowski

The Kent State University School of Art Collection and Galleries presents “Memoirs of Disintegration” by Marie Bukowski. This solo exhibition is a collection of recent prints created by Bukowski and will be on view at the KSU Downtown Gallery from December 5, 2018 through January 12, 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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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 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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The School of Art Collection and Galleries are supported in part by the Ohio Arts Council.