Thursday, March 19, 2009 (All day) to Sunday, March 28, 2010 (All day)
Blum and Stager Galleries | Dr. Shirley Teresa Wajda, Guest Curator The Kokoon Arts Club of Cleveland, Ohio, was founded in 1911 by a small group of commercial artists employed at the Otis Lithograph Company. Meeting first at night in a vacant tailor's shop, the Club's founding members pledged themselves to explore the "New Art." This they did, with gusto and paint.
Thursday, February 26, 2009 (All day) to Sunday, November 8, 2009 (All day)
Alumni Gallery | Dr. Anne Bissonnette, Curator
Thursday, January 22, 2009 (All day) to Sunday, January 3, 2010 (All day)
Higbee Gallery | Noël Palomo-Lovinski, Guest Curator Public confession has become increasingly popular in our society as an outlet for individuals to expunge guilt, share personal tragedy, or express secret desires. Confessional outlets range from nationally televised talk shows and confessional websites, to personal communications and intimate journal writing.
Friday, October 10, 2008 (All day) to Sunday, May 30, 2010 (All day)
Tarter/Miller Gallery | Dr. James Measell, Guest Curator The glass collection of Jabe Tarter and Paul Miller holds wonderful evidence of the creativity and entrepreneurial spirit of the glass makers of Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. This exhibition, curated by James Measell, historian at the Fenton Art Glass Company, focuses on pieces from the second quarter of the twentieth century, a period known as "between the wars," a period spanning both luxurious excess and deep depression.
Thursday, September 25, 2008 (All day) to Thursday, December 31, 2009 (All day)
Broadbent Gallery | Dr. Anne Bissonnette, Curator
Thursday, September 11, 2008 (All day) to Sunday, March 1, 2009 (All day)
Blum Gallery | Jean L. Druesedow, Director The Kent State University Museum is fortunate to have in its collection exceptional examples of the formal sashes, the obi, worn with traditional Japanese kimono on special occasions. Of the many ways to tie these sashes, two are demonstrated in this exhibition: the otaiko, or drum, and the fukura-suzume, or swallow. It is the fukura-suzume that is worn with the furisode, the swinging sleeve kimono worn by young unmarried women.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 (All day) to Sunday, May 31, 2009 (All day)
Palmer and Mull Galleries | Dr. Anne Bissonnette, Curator
Thursday, March 6, 2008 (All day) to Sunday, February 8, 2009 (All day)
Alumni Gallery | Elizabeth St-George, Guest Curator
Thursday, February 14, 2008 (All day) to Sunday, March 1, 2009 (All day)
Stager Gallery | Jean L. Druesedow, Director James Galanos always made ready-to-wear, but he made it to the standard of the haute couture, the highest quality of dressmaking. In the history of the American fashion industry, no one has matched the accomplishments of his 46 year career.
Thursday, January 24, 2008 (All day) to Sunday, January 4, 2009 (All day)
Higbee Gallery | Jean L. Druesedow, Director The period between 1875 and 1914 was tumultuous in both Europe and the United States. At the time, no one thought of it as a specific era, but in hindsight it has been called the "Gilded Age." In France it has been known rather nostalgically as La Belle Époque, the "Beautiful Time."