School of Art Collection and Galleries

2021 Exhibition Calendar

CVA Gallery

325 Terrace Dr., Kent, Ohio - First Floor

Gallery Hours: Valid during exhibitions only. Gallery is closed when the University closes.

Tues., Weds., Thurs. 10 a.m.-4p.m., Closed Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday

Biennial Faculty Show - January 26 - March 4, 2021

A wide array of artwork in a variety of media created by School of Art faculty. 

Payto and Crawford Galleries

Into the Wind, the Veils - January 21- February 25, 2021

A survey of photography, collage, and performance by Franco-Moroccan artist Mehdi-Georges Lahlou (SPACES resident artist for spring 2021) that turns around the themes of religiosity and queerness.

MFA Week 1 - March 23 - 25, 2021

MFA Week 2 - March 30 - April 1, 2021

MFA shows will take place in the CVA Gallery, Payto and Crawford student galleries, Sculpture Gallery (lower level), DI Hub Gallery (Design Innovation Hub)

BFA Senior Thesis Exhibition - April 5-9, 2021

BFA Senior Thesis Exhibitions will take place in entire Center for the Visual Arts, including gallery spaces and hallways. 

KSU Downtown Gallery

141 East Main Street, Kent, Ohio

Gallery Hours: Mon-Thurs 10:00 am - 6:00 pm (10-11 reserved for our at-risk Guests please) , Fri & Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm , Closed on Sundays

Nurturing, Positivity, and StrengthJanuary 21- March 13, 2021

Artists Donald Black Jr and Dareece Walker explore the role of Black Fathers in America

Student Annual Juried Exhibition - March 19 - May 1, 2021

Artwork by School of Art majors, minors and graduate students, juried by a guest juror (TBD). 

Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center Gallery

215 S. Depeyster St., Kent, Ohio 44240

Michael Loderstedt: Dark Waters 


This photographic project examines Cleveland’s relationship with its boundary waters, specifically the city’s shorelines of Lake Erie and the Cuyahoga River. Historically, access to a plentiful supply of water for transportation and industrial needs, helped the city develop its economy at the expense of the environmental concerns for the health of the water, shoreline and sediments. The Cuyahoga River fires of the early 1970’s outraged and shamed city residents, sparking a national conversation on water quality that led to the enactment of the Clean Water Act.

Michener Gallery

Second floor, Kent State University Main Library, 1125 Risman Dr. Kent, OH 44242

Gallery is open during library hours

Ten Degrees of Wikipedia

In the Fall of 2019, the Intermediate and Advanced Intaglio students in Professor J. Leigh Garcia’s class at Kent State University organized an exchange portfolio. The theme of this portfolio, “Ten Degrees of Wikipedia,” required each participant to begin on the “intaglio” web page of Wikipedia, then click a series of 9 hyperlinks to arrive at a prompt for their print.