Current Exhibits

Double Happiness

As the World Weds: Global Wedding Traditions

Friday, September 16, 2022 (All day) to Sunday, August 27, 2023 (All day)

But although Marriage be Common to all the Nations in the World, yet it is not regulated by the same Laws, nor celebrated in the same Forms and Ceremonies, they varying according to the diversity of Religions and Nations. (p 3) -- Louis de Gaya. Nuptial rites, Or the Several Marriage Ceremonies Practiced amongst all the Nations in the World. London, 1685.

Cityscape fabric by alum Anne Skoch

Pathfinders: Kent State University School of Fashion Alumni

Wednesday, June 29, 2022 (All day) to Sunday, May 28, 2023 (All day)

Featuring Jules Acree '12 Deanna First '12 Keama Garrett '15 Joshua Hupper '04 Miyako Nakamura '05 Anne Skoch '17 Made possible with the generous support of Dr. Linda L. McDonald and the Ohio Arts Council.

Detail of artwork in Dancing with the Distance

Dancing with the Distance

Friday, February 25, 2022 (All day) to Sunday, December 18, 2022 (All day)

Award winning artist and beloved professor, Janice Lessman-Moss is renowned for her intricate weavings. The Kent State University Museum exhibition, Dancing with the Distance showcases more than thirty of her works. The weavings, which span a period of twenty years, display the evolution of her craft and were created on a variety of different looms from hand looms to digital jacquards and power looms. Her mastery of technology extends not just to the use of high-powered looms for weaving but also to the design of the patterns.

Timeline Gallery View

Fashion Timeline

Friday, June 29, 2012 (All day) to Sunday, June 30, 2024 (All day)

Palmer and Mull Galleries | Sara Hume, Curator The “Fashion Timeline” showcases the Kent State University Museum’s world-class collection of historic fashions. Encompassing over two centuries of fashion history, this exhibition is designed to show the evolution of styles and silhouettes while contextualizing the pieces with relevant political, technological and cultural developments. While the display is a permanent feature at the museum, the individual pieces are rotated frequently so there is always something new to see!