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Current Exhibits

Fashion Meets the Body Collage

Fashion Meets the Body: Juried KSU Faculty Exhibition

Friday, September 28, 2018 (All day) to Sunday, September 1, 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.  

Beyond the Suit Gallery View

Beyond the Suit: Contemporary Menswear from the Collection of Alexandre Marr and Dominic Iudiciani

Friday, July 27, 2018 (All day) to Sunday, June 30, 2019 (All day)

This exhibition explores current trends in menswear design by focusing on the personal collection of Alexandre Marr and Dominic Iudiciani. Marr and Iudiciani’s unique taste shaped the selection of these individual pieces which reveal breaks in men’s fashion from the previously ubiquitous tailored suit. Rather than jackets, trousers and button-down shirts, the garments and ensembles displayed here feature alternatives to more conventionally structured and tailored pieces. These garments also call into question the traditional binary between menswear and women’s wear.

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.

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.