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.

Kent State Glass@50, Alli Hoag

Kent State Glass@50

A national curated glass show celebrating 50 years of glass at Kent State University opening on September 6.  Curated by professors Davin Ebanks (Kent State University) and Benjamin Johnson (Cleveland Institute of Art). This exhibition is a part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the founding of the glass program at Kent State University's School of Art which will be showing alongside Emerging Glass (Payto Gallery) and Tim Stover: Linear Integration (KSU Downtown Gallery).

  • Gallery Hours

    Gallery Hours

    View gallery hours for our gallery spaces on and off campus.

  • 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.