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

Isabel Farnsworth, Buoyancy

Buoyancy: Sculpture and Works on Paper by Isabel Farnsworth

The School of Art Collection and Galleries present “Buoyancy,” a solo exhibition of sculpture and works on paper by Isabel Farnsworth.  Farnsworth’s large-scale sculptures, made of steel, wood and burlap will be displayed alongside mixed media (mono-print and gouache) two-dimensional works that were created in Florence, Italy this past spring. The exhibition will be on view from July 30 – September 8, 2018 with an opening reception on Friday, August 3 from 5-8 p.m.  The KSU Downtown Gallery is located at 141 E. Main St. in Kent, Ohio. Gallery hours are Monday - Friday 9:30 a.m.

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Collage: Sequential Events, Jeff Fauser. Aug. 3 - Nov. 3, 2018 at the KSU Hotel and Conference Center

Collage: Sequential Events by Jeff Fauser

Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center 


August 3 - November 3, 2018

Opening Reception: August 3, 2018   5-8 p.m.

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Alumni Show - Call for Entries

Exhibition Opportunities

School of Art Alumni Show – Call for Entries

The School of Art Collection and Galleries are now accepting submissions for the 2018 alumni exhibition. The application deadline is August 15, 2018 for possible inclusion in the October 2018 show at the KSU Downtown Gallery. The exhibition will run from September 28 - October 27, 2018 with a reception on October 5, from 5-8 p.m. 

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Kent Blossom Art intensives: The First Ten Years, Highlights from the School of Art Collection, image: Alex Katz, "Late July" Lithograph

Kent Blossom Art Intensives: The First 10 Years

Since 1968, the School of Art has been conducting studio art intensives during the summers where visiting artists travel to Kent State to teach and mentor a select group of students. In this exhibition, artworks from the School of Art Collection created by visiting artists who participated during the first decade of the Kent Blossom Art program (1968-1977) will be on display.  Join us to celebrate 50 years of Kent Blossom Art Intensives!  

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