Opening Celebration of Culture/Counterculture and Wearing Justice

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Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 5:00pm to Friday, September 20, 2019 - 7:45pm

Rockwell Hall

Join us as we celebrate two of our exhibitions: Culture/Counterculture: Fashions of the 1960s and '70s and Wearing Justice: Perspectives from KSU Fashion School Faculty and Students. This reception is open to the public.

The exhibition Culture/Counterculture looks at fashions of the 1960s and early 1970s with a particular focus on the generation gap during that period. The exhibition is scheduled to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Kent State’s shootings on May 4, 1970. Almost 50 years ago, the shootings of Kent State University students by the Ohio National Guard brought to a head the cultural divides that had split the nation. There was a sharp contrast between supporters of the establishment and those opposed – the culture and the counterculture. As part of the 50th year commemoration of May 4, the KSU School of Fashion and Merchandising is presenting designs by faculty and students in the exhibition, Wearing Justice that use fashion to create a dialogue about war and peace, political discourse, conflict resolution and social justice today.

September 19, 2019 from 5-8 pm. Remarks at 6 pm.

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