Current Exhibits | Kent State University

Current Exhibits

Kiingfisher hairpins

For the Birds

Friday, April 13, 2018 (All day) to Sunday, February 3, 2019 (All day)

Remarkable for their ability to fly, birds have long held fascination for people around the world. In various ways, birds have provided inspiration for fashion and the decorative arts. Certain birds have meaning in various cultures and their use have had important symbolic value. Feathers have been incorporated into fashion particularly hats, fans, and evening dresses. Images of birds have served as motifs on garments from China and India to Europe and the Americas.

Hepburn gallery view

Katharine Hepburn: Dressed for Stage and Screen

Friday, February 2, 2018 (All day) to Sunday, September 2, 2018 (All day)

Broadbent Gallery | Jean L. Druesedow, Director    Katharine Hepburn (1907-2003)

Fringe

Fringe Elements

Friday, July 28, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, July 1, 2018 (All day)

From leather strips to silken tassels, fringe takes an array of different forms. Fringe is one of the most basic forms of ornamentation on textiles since it is a natural finish for weaving. When threads of the warp extend beyond the last weft threads they create a fringe. While originally an integral part of the textile, most fringe is now applied separately to the garment. The beauty of fringe often derives from its motion. The loose threads swing and sway at the slightest movement. Although the pieces on exhibit are still, the drama and energy of fringe remains apparent.

Glass

GLASS: SELECTIONS FROM THE KENT STATE UNIVERSITY MUSEUM COLLECTION

Thursday, February 7, 2013 (All day) to Sunday, June 30, 2019 (All day)

Tarter/Miller Gallery | Joanne Fenn

fashion timeline

FASHION TIMELINE

Friday, June 29, 2012 (All day) to Sunday, June 27, 2021 (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 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.