Isabel and Ruben Toledo

ISABEL AND RUBEN TOLEDO: A MARRIAGE OF ART AND FASHION

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.

Flora and Fashion

FLORA AND FASHION: GARDENS BECOME US!

Wednesday, January 26, 2000 (All day) to Sunday, January 28, 2001 (All day)

Stager Gallery | Jean L. Druesedow, Director

2000 Spangles

2000 SPANGLES: DRESSES FOR THE PARTY OF THE MILLENIUM

Saturday, November 20, 1999 (All day) to Sunday, April 2, 2000 (All day)

Alumni Gallery | Anne Bissonnette, Curator Where will you be for the party of the millennium? The event that ushers in more than a change in the calendar but a new era: the inauguration of the first woman president of the United States. Few things are certain but some are inevitable.

Different Voices

DIFFERENT VOICES: NEW ART FROM POLAND

Wednesday, October 13, 1999 - 10:00am to Sunday, January 2, 2000 - 10:00am

Stager Gallery | Dr, Catherine Amidon, Exhibition Curator (University of Nebraska, Lincoln) Different Voices: New Art from Poland is based on the works of twenty women artists whose activity is related to the fiber arts lineage. The exhibition and catalogue highlight the strength of their production, outline underlying themes, explore techniques and challenge the extent to which their participation in this lineage questions their relationship to 'contemporary art.'

Japanese by Design

JAPANESE BY DESIGN

Wednesday, May 19, 1999 (All day) to Sunday, February 27, 2000 (All day)

Broadbent Gallery | Anne Bissonnette, Curator Revolutionaries of design Issey Miyake and Rei Kawakubo have fused east and west to establish an aesthetic that goes beyond national identity. Their innovative approaches to fashion have baffled and transformed us for the past three decades. Beneath a surface of metamorphosing modern forms, the intellectual core of their work is solidly informed by the traditional principles of Japanese design.

Panache: Paige Palmer

PANACHE: PAIGE PALMER - A SALUTE TO FIFTY YEARS OF FASHION AND FITNESS

Friday, April 16, 1999 (All day) to Sunday, March 5, 2000 (All day)

Mull Gallery | Jean L. Druesedow, Director Introduced on the air in Cleveland, Ohio at WEWS on January 13, 1949, as the "First Lady of Physical Fitness," Paige Palmer starred in her own television program for 25 years and kept women in Northeastern Ohio tuned in as she told them how to stay young looking, thin and glamorous. Decades ahead of her time, Paige Palmer was the first in the nation to bring a regular exercise regimen to her viewers complete with patented exercise equipment and apparel bearing her name.

Court and Conquest

COURT & CONQUEST: OTTOMAN ORIGINS AND THE DESIGN FOR HANDEL'S TAMERLANO AT THE GLIMMERGLASS OPERA

Wednesday, February 17, 1999 - 9:45am to Sunday, April 25, 1999 - 9:45am

Walter B. Denny, Curator In 1998 the Kent State University Museum presented an exhibition entitled "Court and Conquest: Ottoman Origins and the design for Handel's "Tamerlano" at the Glimmerglass Opera" featuring costumes designed by Judy Levin. The exhibition was organized by the Museum and the AXA Gallery (formerly the Equitable Gallery) with the cooperation of the Glimmerglass Opera, Cooperstown, New York. The AXA Gallery is sponsored by the Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States.

A Dance of Light and Color

A DANCE OF LIGHT AND COLOR: EMBROIDERED AND BROCADED GARMENTS OF INDIA

Wednesday, November 4, 1998 (All day) to Sunday, September 19, 1999 (All day)

Stager Gallery | Anne Bissonnette, Curator

For Erin

FOR ERIN: A ROYAL REMEMBRANCE

Thursday, September 10, 1998 (All day) to Sunday, September 5, 1999 (All day)

Jean L. Druesedow, Director A Brief Passage

Silhouettes of Style

SILHOUETTES OF STYLE: FASHIONS FROM THE MARTHA MCCASKEY SELHORST COLLECTION

Wednesday, June 17, 1998 (All day) to Sunday, June 4, 2000 (All day)

Higbee Gallery | Anne Bissonnette, Curator When the Kent State University Museum opened its "Victoriana" exhibition in January 1988, it was enhanced by loans from Martha McCaskey Selhorst - six bonnets, six parasols, a carpetbag and a paisley shawl. The Selhorst Collection was well known in the Cleveland area through the entrancing and entertaining shows of period fashions created by Marty Selhorst. 

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