The Dixie Lee Davis Museum Store

The Dixie Lee Davis Museum Store is located on the left side of the lobby as you enter the Museum. Jewelry, apparel, books, stationery, and other fashion-related merchandise are available for purchase. Additionally, the store features select student and faculty made merchandise from the School of Fashion Design and Merchandising. All faculty, staff, and students with a current KSU I.D. receive a discount of 20% off regular price items in the Museum Store. If you aren't able to visit the Museum Store in person, you may order items by contacting

To purchase your own copy of TEXTURES: the history and art of Black hair please click here.


Textures Exhibition Catalogue Cover


The book synthesizes research in history, fashion, art and visual culture to reassess the hair story of peoples of African descent. Long a fraught topic for African Americans and others in the diaspora, Black hair is here addressed by artists, barbers and activists in both its historical perceptions and its ramifications for self and society today.

Curated by Dr. Tameka Ellington and Dr. Joseph Underwood for the Kent State University Museum. The exhibition ran from September 10, 2021 through August 14, 2022.


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Sunday Noon to 3:45 p.m.