Khadi sari

Fashion Statement: Communicating Dissent through Clothing and Craft

Friday, January 31, 2020 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Clothing and craft are important visible symbols in the realm of political activism. A cross-disciplinary panel will engage in an in-depth discussion on questions that engage the ways that dissent is evoked through clothing as it is worn and as it is produced. Participants: Rekha Sharma, School of Communication Studies Sara Hume, Kent State University Museum Idris Kabir Syed, Pan-African Studies Kenneth Bindas, Department of History Sara Koopman, School of Peace and Conflict Studies  

NCJW Winter Meeting

Special Event with the National Council of Jewish Women celebrating 125 years

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 -
10:00am to 3:00pm

Join Director Sarah J. Rogers and Curator Dr. Sara Hume as they time travel from the 1890s to today, highlighting the fashion trends and the social activism of the NCJW over the decades. For tickets and more information:

Isabel and Ruben Toledo

Fashion Focus: Ruben and Isabel Toledo: A Love Story and So Much More

Friday, February 14, 2020 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm

Join Director Sarah Rogers as she traces the remarkable collaboration of fashion designer Isabel Toledo and artist/illustrator Ruben Toledo over their 40-year journey together.  Isabel passed away in August this year.  She gained international attention with her stunning design for Michelle Obama’s day dress for President Obama’s inauguration in January 2009.  The Toledos'  work was exhibited at the KSU Museum in 2000. 

Queer Voices Showcase in partnership with the LGBTQ Center

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm

For the second year, the KSU Museum will host artwork by Kent State Students

Fashion Focus: Six @ Six Minutes

Friday, April 3, 2020 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm

Six Fashion School Faculty share their latest projects and research in six minutes! Presenting will be Margarita Benitez , Gargi Bhaduri, Elena Brebenel,  Chanjuan Chen, Tameka Ellington, and Catherine Leslie.