Current Exhibits

Colin Isaacs shirt detail

Wearing Justice

Saturday, August 10, 2019 (All day) to Sunday, May 31, 2020 (All day)

As part of the 50th year commemoration of May 4, the KSU School of Fashion and Merchandising is presenting designs by faculty and students that use fashion to create a dialogue about war and peace, political discourse, conflict resolution and social justice today.  Banner image: Detail of Colin Isaacs, digitally printed shirt Square image: Detail of Alexandra Reich, Brotherly Love

Ohio Quilt Floral Applique

Ohio Quilts

Friday, July 19, 2019 (All day) to Sunday, April 12, 2020 (All day)

The history of quilts in Ohio is in many ways a reflection of the history of Ohio itself since the early nineteenth century. Just as early settlers boasted a variety of origins ranging from migrants from New England to Germans who arrived either directly from Europe or from earlier settlements in Pennsylvania, their quilt traditions reflected their diverse origins. Quilt making took off around the middle of the nineteenth century owing to improvements in textile and thread production which made materials accessible and increasingly affordable.

Glass Selections from the Collection

Glass: Selections from the Collection

Monday, April 1, 2019 (All day) to Sunday, April 3, 2022 (All day)

Glass, like coats, dresses or shoes, is a time capsule of human invention, art, style and social change. More than 3500 years ago, our ancestors discovered that sand (which consists of silica, soda ash and lime) when heated to very high temperatures becomes molten. In this state it can be shaped and molded as it cools into a solid form.

Fashion Meets the Body Collage

Fashion Meets the Body: Juried KSU Faculty Exhibition

Friday, September 28, 2018 (All day) to Sunday, August 25, 2019 (All day)

FASHION MEETS THE BODY is a Juried KSU Faculty Exhibition that will be exhibited in the KSU Museum September 28, 2018 - September 1, 2019. All juried work selected by our two jurors, Rachel Delphia and Margaret Powell from Carnegie Museum of Art relates to the to the theme “Fashion meets the body.” Both individual and collaborative faculty work from The Fashion School and the School of Art including innovative two- and three-dimensional artwork using technology, mixed media, and fiber will be showcased in the exhibition.  

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 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. The display is intended to be a permanent feature at the museum, but the individual pieces are rotated frequently so there is always something new to see.