About Us

The School of Art Collection and Galleries at Kent State University comprise seven spaces (CVA Gallery, Payto Gallery, Crawford Gallery, Michener Gallery, Downtown Gallery, Eells Gallery and the Hotel and Conference Center Gallery) on the Kent campus, downtown Kent and at the Blossom Music Center.  The galleries exhibit art from local, regional, national and international artists with new exhibitions every four to six 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 acquire objects important to the history of the school, as well as works created by women and artists of color.