Friday, June 29, 2001 (All day) to Sunday, May 19, 2002 (All day)
Higbee Gallery | Anne Bissonnette, Curator To celebrate The Kent State University Museum's fifteenth anniversary, we have elected to pay homage to an American original who has contributed in making our museum the one-of-a-kind institution it is. Who better to help us rejoice in style than Arnold Scaasi? With his passion for fashion, he has left his indelible, exuberant and glamorous mark on many American celebrations, from private family weddings to public presidential inaugural balls.
Wednesday, March 14, 2001 (All day) to Sunday, April 28, 2002 (All day)
Palmer Gallery | Anne Bissonnette, Curator Charles Kleibacker is one of the few American designers to have made a name for himself creating intricate garments in the couture tradition. Instead of mass-produced ready-to-wear, he created a limited number of extremely well-crafted garments that accented body shape and enhanced wearing comfort. Unsatisfied with industrial construction methods, he specialized in hand-sewn assembly techniques that enabled him to produce remarkable designs, many with highly complex bias-cut construction.
Wednesday, February 21, 2001 (All day) to Monday, September 2, 2002 (All day)
Stager Gallery This exhibition features the wearable art works of 55 innovative Korean artists who attempt to show fashion in a new light, not only in its functional and practical aspects but also as an imaginative and contemporary art form. This exciting exhibition is on display in the U.S. at only 3 venues: Parsons School of Design in New York, The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles and the Kent State University Museum.
Wednesday, November 29, 2000 (All day) to Sunday, April 28, 2002 (All day)
Mull Gallery | Anne Bissonnette, Curator Born in lush oases scattered in a barren desert landscape, Central Asia's spectacular ikat fabrics reverberate with beauty, energy and life. Intricate motifs in hazy patterns glow with scintillating colors. Their textile artistry is created through a process of dyeing and weaving called abrdandi or "banded cloud." These chromatic experiments echo the ultimate mirage in arid Central Asia, the reflection of clouds on water.
Wednesday, October 25, 2000 (All day) to Sunday, October 28, 2001 (All day)
Broadbent Gallery | Jean L. Druesedow, Director The beautiful realm of Ohio art pottery is explored in a new year-long exhibition appearing October 25, 2000 through October 28, 2001 at the Kent State University Museum titled Uncommon Clay: Ohio Art Pottery from the Paige Palmer Collection.
Wednesday, September 27, 2000 (All day) to Sunday, September 30, 2001 (All day)
Alumni Gallery | Anne Bissonnette, Curator
Wednesday, June 28, 2000 (All day) to Sunday, May 27, 2001 (All day)
Higbee Gallery | Anne Bissonnette, Curator The Kent State University Museum is pleased to present a unique combination of historic costumes and paper doll art. This exhibition explores fashion from the 18th and 19th centuries through authentic garments of the time period and the paper doll artistry of Norma Lu Meehan.
Wednesday, April 12, 2000 (All day) to Sunday, September 17, 2000 (All day)
Alumni Gallery | Anne Bissonnette, Curator The 1970s was a period of self-expression, experimentation and soul-searching. From humble working class denims to high style disco garments, fashions mirrored the changing attitudes that contributed to the emergence of a plethora of new provocative and powerful styles.
Wednesday, March 15, 2000 (All day) to Sunday, October 8, 2000 (All day)
Broadbent, Palmer, and Mull Galleries | Anne Bissonnette, Curator Enter Isabel and Ruben Toledo's world and find two highly talented individuals working in synergy. Muse to her husband's sculpture, painting and illustration, Isabel Toledo conceives of shapes and structures to clothe the human body. Complementarily, Ruben Toledo's surreal view of life brings humor and unconventionality to her industrial world.
Wednesday, January 26, 2000 (All day) to Sunday, January 28, 2001 (All day)
Stager Gallery | Jean L. Druesedow, Director