KSUM on the Road

Katharine Hepburn

Katharine Hepburn exhibition travels to the Frick Pittsburgh

Saturday, October 19, 2019 (All day) to Sunday, January 12, 2020 (All day)

Katharine Hepburn: Dressed for Stage and Screen Recognized as one of the greatest actresses of all time, Katharine Hepburn received 12 Best Actress nominations from the Motion Picture Academy—taking the award home four times. In addition to her stellar career on stage and screen, Hepburn became known for her distinct style, wearing trousers at a time when it still raised eyebrows. Her personal preference for relaxed, casual, but chic clothing led to a 1985 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America. 

Paris Capital of Fashion

Loan to Museum at FIT

Friday, September 6, 2019 (All day) to Saturday, January 4, 2020 (All day)

The Kent State University currently has a piece on loan to the exhibition Paris, Capital of Fashion on view at the Museum at FIT in New York City. Soirée de Paris is a beautiful black velvet dress with white satin sash and bow that was designed by Yves Saint Laurent when he worked for Christian Dior in 1955. The dress became famous from a photograph taken by Richard Avedon for Harper's Bazaar which showed the model Dovima wearing the dress surrounded by elephants. The exhibition runs through January 4, 2020.